I just read the LL Newsletter and looked over the "Stump the Ump" portion of the newsletter and had a question. "Situation 6: JR/SR/BL-One out...the runner from first is running on the pitch...the batter hits a fly ball to right field. After the catch...the runner misses second in his/her retreat back to first. The right fielder throws wildly into the stands trying to double up the returning runner. The runner reaches first safely and is awarded third base. May the defense appeal the original missed base?
**Answer: Situation 6. 7.10(b). An appeal shall be upheld if properly made. A player may not retouch a missed base properly after having touched a subsequent base when the ball is dead.
What ever happened to "last time by" interpretation.
My question has been answered. I went and searched for my answer on the other website.
The interpretation of the "last time by" was that the runner was close enough to touch the bag but didn't. There was no advantage made by the runner. Now if he ran across the infield to beat the throw back to first then the appeal should be upheld.
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