SABSA is an affiliated body of Baseball South Australia (BSA) first formed in 1976, with the objective of: · promoting the art of baseball scoring · encouraging, educating and representing scorers associated with BSA · co-operating with and assisting BSA to maintain uniform interpretation of the rules of baseball scoring. The association meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every 2nd month (August, October, December, February, April and June).
NEXT MEETING: Christmas Meeting!
Time TBA Wednesday 13th December Venue TBA
Please take note of the Official Baseball Rule 7.13 change effective September 1st 2014.
COLLISIONS AT HOME PLATE:
1. A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate). If, in the judgment of the Umpire, a runner attempting to score initiates contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate) in such a manner, the Umpire shall declare the runner out (even if the player covering home plate loses possession of the ball). In such circumstances, the Umpire shall call the ball dead, and all other base runners shall return to the last base touched at the time of the collision.
Rule 7.13 Comment: The failure by the runner to make an effort to touch the plate, the runner's lowering of the shoulder, or the runner's pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms, would support a determination that the runner deviated from the pathway in order to initiate contact with the catcher in violation of Rule 7.13. If the runner slides into the plate in an appropriate manner, he shall not be adjudged to have violated Rule 7.13. A slide shall be deemed appropriate, in the case of a feet first slide, if the runner's buttocks and legs should hit the ground before contact with the catcher. In the case of a head first slide, a runner shall be deemed to have slid appropriately if his body should hit the ground before contact with the catcher.
2. Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as he is attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the Umpire, the catcher without possession of the ball blocks the pathway of the runner, the Umpire shall call or signal the runner safe. Notwithstanding the above, it shall not be considered a violation of this Rule 7.13 if the catcher blocks the pathway of the runner in order to field a throw, and the Umpire determines that the catcher could not have fielded the ball without blocking the pathway of the runner and that contact with the runner was unavoidable.
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With sadness we note the passing of Baseball SA Life Member, Jim Wilton, husband of long time SABSA member Pam.
The Perth Metro Centrals Junior League Baseball Team are looking for a local scorer for the Junior League National Championships in May in Adelaide. There may be some financial assistance available!
If you are interested, please contact Lorraine Dunn who will put you in touch with their Executive Officer.
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