Stump The Ump Quiz 5

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Stump The Ump Quiz 5

Stump the Ump! Test your knowledge of High School Fast Pitch Softball National Federation Rules (NFHS). The West Florida Fast Pitch Softball Umpires Association, LLC. Contracts with schools in Manatee & Sarasota Counties (Florida). Please Enter your First and Last Name to begin.


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  • 1. 
    With R1 on 3rd, B2 hits a ground ball to F6.  R1 runs home.  F6 throws home.  The play is close but F2 misses the tag and R1 misses touching the plate.  R1 enters the dugout.
    • A. 

      Umpire should hesitate slightly then signal safe. If F2 legally appeals R1 missing home plate by stepping on the plate while in possession of the ball, the umpire shall change the call to out.

    • B. 

      Umpire should make no call. If F2 legally appeals the missed base by stepping on the plate while in possession of the ball, the umpire shall signal R1 out.

  • 2. 
    F1 pitches the ball; B1 squares to bunt and leaves the bat in the strike zone without making any movement towards the ball.  The ball is outside and not over the plate. 
    • A. 

      A strike is called on the batter since she left her bat in the strike zone.

    • B. 

      A ball is called on the batter since she made no movement toward the ball and made no attempt at contacting the ball.

  • 3. 
    With R1 on third and R2 on first, B3 hits an illegal pitch to deep left-center field. R1 scores, R2 reaches third and B3 stops at first.
    • A. 

      Delayed dead ball. Since B3 reached 1st and all other runners advanced at least one base the illegal pitch is ignored.

    • B. 

      Delayed dead ball. Offensive coach has the option to accept the play or the penalty which includes a ball on the batter, R1 scores, and R2 gets 2nd.

    • C. 

      Delayed dead ball. Offensive coach has the option to accept the play or the penalty which includes a ball on the batter, R1 scores, and R2 gets 3rd.

  • 4. 
    R1, R2 and R3 are on third, second and first bases, respectively, with no outs when B4 flies out to F9. R2 leaves second before F9 touches the ball and R1 advances to home after the catch. F9 throws to home but R1 scores. F2 throws the ball to F4 who tags out R3 at second. F4 returns the ball to F1 who is standing off the pitcher's plate. F1 asks for time and makes a deadball appeal on R2 for leaving second base too soon.
    • A. 

      F1 does not score because the appeal play at second is considered a force out.

    • B. 

      F1 does not score because R2 left 2nd before R1 touched home.

    • C. 

      F1's run counts because she scored before the 3rd out.

  • 5. 
    The home team is at bat in the bottom of the seventh inning losing 3-2.  The bases are loaded with 2 outs.  There is a fast runner at second base.  With a 3-2 count, the batter hits a hard shot past F6 and the ball hits the umpire with no other fielder able to make a play.  The ball bounces back to F6 who then throws to F4 standing on 2nd in time to force the runner from 1st.
    • A. 

      Umpire interference. Since all runners are forced, score the runner from 3rd only.

    • B. 

      Umpire interference. Score the runner from 3rd and since, in the umpire's judgement, the runner from 2nd would have scored had the umpire not made contact with the ball, score the runner from 2nd also.

    • C. 

      The force at second stands. No runs score.

    • D. 

      Since the umpire directly change the course of the play, it's an immediate dead ball. Put each runner back on the base they were on at the time of the pitch and the batter returns to bat with the same 3-2 count.

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