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May 14

212 posts
Playing SPA, 11 defensive players. Visiting coach puts 10 on lineup card but plays 11 in the field. We don’t catch it the first time through the order but we do on the second. When the batter not in the lineup come to the plate we protest he’s not in the official lineup. BTW we did not throw a pitch to him we just protested him not being in the lineup.

He was called out, placed back in the lineup and allowed to play the field remainder of the game.

So what’s the correct call.

May 15

1112 posts
perl.. you should have waited for him to bat again and if he got a hit then bring it to the umpires attention as batting out of order .. I would not have called him out and not sure how they explained him being out since he actually did not bat again.. If a pitch had been delivered and then you appealed I would have the correct batter that followed the last correct batter take his place at bat and assume the count.. I do agree that they put him last in the line up for the rest of the game
May 15
Men's 65
63 posts
Can I get an expanded explanation on why the player was allowed into the game after the lineup card was submitted? Even if he signed into the tournament, without being on the lineup card at the beginning of the game, it's my understanding a player cannot be added once the game begins. Has this rule changed in SPA over the past few years? Please explain. Thanks,
May 15

1112 posts
actually I haven't worked a SPA game in years maybe for a better answer you should post on the SPA website not SSUSA
May 16
Men's 70
66 posts
B.J., I agree with waiting until the batter completes the at bat. Can you clarify; in SSUSA the player would not have been allowed in the game without being listed on the scorecard at the time the game begins? Thanks,
May 16
Men's 70
4351 posts
berger ... In SSUSA sanctioned play, the simple statement of the rule is "Not on the card, not in the game" ... The player who is NOT on the game card should/would be removed from the game and is not eligible for further participation in that game ...
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