So this was softball last night and not baseball but I would assume it would be the same for both but want the baseball rule anyway.
1. Batter squares to bunt, makes an attempt at the ball but gets hit in the arm by the ball. Ump calls dead ball and sends the runner to first. I tell our catcher to ask for an appeal on the attempt. She does and field ump comes running in to talk with plate ump. He turns around and starts back to his position without saying anything. He's running right by me and I asked what the call was. Without breaking stride he said although she made an attempt at it she wasn't in the zone when she got hit. He got that wrong - correct? Any attempt at a pitch is a dead ball strike when it hits them. I know this is right for a swing but does it still apply for a bunt? I'm thinking it does.
2. Runner on first and popup behind the bag in foul territory. My first baseman starts to go back on the ball but runs into the runner who is still standing on the base. She's not able to get to the ball because of the collision. I do not believe there was any intent on the runner to hold up my girl and she was doing the whole ball in the air tag up that girls are taught. She still has to move out of the way to allow my fielder a chance to catch the ball right? The base doesn't provide her protection correct?
Like I said it's softball but I would assume situations like these would be the same no matter boy or girl but still want to know for baseball.