Little League Umpire Test 10

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LLHQ Umpire Exam from the Umpire School, Williamsport


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    91) SOFTBALL: Leaping is an act by the pitcher, which causes the pitcher to be airborne with her entire body in the air, and moving towards home plate as the delivery is completed. This is an illegal pitch, which will be a ball on the batter and no advance of the runner/runners that are on base. (Rule 2.00 - Leap)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    92) SOFTBALL: In a Little League softball game, the runner on first base is stealing and leaves the base on the release of the ball from the pitcher’s hand. The umpire calls the runner out for leaving early. The ball is dead and it is ruled no pitch. (Rule 7.08(a)(5))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    93) SOFTBALL: A fake throw is considered a play for the purpose of the circle rule. (Rule 7.08(a)(5))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    94) SOFTBALL: With a runner on third base, the batter receives a base on balls. The runner on third breaks for home after the pitch and stops in the baseline watching the batter-runner advance to first base.  As the batter-runner is advancing to first base, the ball is returned quickly to and in possession of the pitcher within the eight-foot (8’) circle. Without hesitating the batter-runner continues on towards second base, hoping to draw a throw so her teammate can try to score. The umpire declares the runner on third base out for violation of the circle rule and returns the batter-runner to first base. (Rule 7.08(a)(5))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    95) SOFTBALL: The pitcher is allowed to take one step backwards and one step forward at any time during the delivery of the pitch providing it is one continuous fluid motion. (Rule 8.0 1(q))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    96) SOFTBALL: In the act of delivering the ball, the pitcher may take one step forward with the non-pivot foot simultaneous with the release of the ball. Both of the pitcher’s feet must be on the ground within the 24 inch length of the pitcher’s plate prior to the start of the delivery and the step of the non-pivot foot must be forward, towards home plate and land within the 24 inch length of the pitcher’s plate. (Rule 8.01(b) & (q))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    97) SOFTBALL: The pitcher, in delivering the pitch to the batter, pushes off and drags her foot in contact with the ground prior to her non-pivot foot touching the ground. The opposing manager complains to the umpire that this is illegal because she does not have contact with the pitcher’s plate during the delivery of the pitch. Umpire disallows the manager’s complaint and says this is perfectly legal. (Rule 8.01(s))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    98) SOFTBALL: The catcher in setting up to receive the pitch has her entire right foot on the ground outside the catcher’s box. The pitcher pitches the ball and the umpire declares time and calls an illegal pitch and awards a ball to the batter. (Rule 8.04(a))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    99) SOFTBALL: In Little League softball, as the pitcher brings her arm back to start her motion, the ball slips out of her hand and goes directly to the ground. The runner on first base breaks for second base when the ball hits the ground. The umpire calls the runner on first base out for leaving early because the ball did not reach the batter. (Rule 8.07(a))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    100) SOFTBALL: A left-handed batter sets up in the batters box with her left foot on the back line of the box. As the pitch is delivered, the batter runs up in the batters box, hitting a slap bunt past the third baseman. The batter’s left foot is on the ground on the front line of the batter’s box and her right foot is in the air. The batters’ right foot comes down completely outside the batter’s box after she has made contact with the ball. The defensive manager argues that she should be called out for an illegally batted bail. (Rule 6.06(a))
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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