Awarded Bases on an Over Throw April 11 2015, 0 Comments
Answer to Coach
I believe the umpire was right because of the rule that governs the pitcher and overthrows. When a picture is in contact with the rubber ball that he throws as a pitcher no matter where he throws is only awarded one base on overthrow out of play. What I think you left out of the description of the play to first base is, that the pitcher stepped off the rubber and threw it out and play. When he stepped off the rubber he became the infielder the rule for infielders outfielders is two bases at the time throw are awarded. Therefore he was infielder, the runner possessed first base, so he was awarded two bases on the overthrow out of play and ended up at third base. So I believe that's what happened in the umpire was correct.