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Discussion: Base coach interference

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Jan. 5, 2011
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Base coach interference
During a game at our senior softball complex a ball thrown from 2nd baseman to 1st baseman was misplayed by 1st baseman and the ball skipped by him and hit the base coach's foot while in the coaching box. The team on the field requested that it be called base coach interference. I was asked what I thought the ruling should be and I understood that if the basecoach did not knowingly interfer, then the ball should be played as a live ball just as if it had hit an umpire during play. Some players agreed with me and some did not, so where can I find the correct rule?
Jan. 5, 2011
Men's 50
2609 posts
You are correct.
Jan. 5, 2011
Men's 50
23 posts
I'll go along with gary19. You are right
Jan. 5, 2011
Men's 55
394 posts
Base coaches are considered part of the field of play, assuming they are in the box. They and umpires can be hit by a ball and ball is still live. Your bats outside the dugout, extra on-deck batters, etc. are not, and can cause interference.

Jan. 6, 2011
Men's 50
178 posts
your all absolutely correct..
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