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quote:Originally posted by coach2709:
3. If we're talking NFHS rules or most other rule sets (not all mind you) for amateur baseball you don't have to pitch to the batter. All you have to do is say "put him on".
*** It's part of the game where the pitcher needs to acquire the appropriate skills. The alternative is NFHS does allow leagues to opt for signaling the hitter to first.quote:Originally posted by zorro2020:
Coach 2709 gave the best answer in my opinion. The pitch must cross the foul lines. I was not proposing that the fielder play in foul territory; that is clearly illegal, except for the catcher. It still seems like a viable alternative to me in a league that does not play what we called speed-up rules. Seems to me that the fielder could just step across the foul line after the pitch is released. For those of you who do not understand why I asked the question, *** I would assume you have never seen a pitcher throw a wild pitch in that situation or throw a pitch too close to the plate which allowed the batter to hit it.***