My son has an odd stretch when he pitches, I've
seen 2 other pitchers in the nation with a simular wind up. One on the Texas Area Code Team
What he does is spring forward opens up toward the plate and makes his pitch. Their complaint is his rear foot comes off the ground will going forward. In the CIF rule book it says that
the front foot is the only foot that can come off the ground, but even when you drag your toe at some point your foot will lift off the ground! The other coaches are complaining at every game but when the pitcher is topping out at 96 I really believe they are being petty due to the difficulty in hitting the ball. 1 umpire wouldn't call it so the coach kept complaining to the first base umpire until he finally called. Both umpires said this is in the grey area but how can you make a call if theres no
clear call! The 1st base ump told my son I'm doing you a favor so you won't have a PROBLEM when CIF rools around. We then spoke to a D-1 ump which said its leagal! I'm trying to set up a meeting with the head ump to rule on this so it won't come up anymore!Whats your advice ? It would be greatly appreciated.