Runner's Interference


Karen from Indianapolis asks:

A player has just swung his bat, hit the ball and it is in the air between first and second base. Is the player that is running to second base out if the ball hits him before a player of the other team handles the ball?

Yes, the runner is out for Interference. Interference is described as a runner hindering or obstructing a fielder from making a play before it touches or goes through an infielder. Once this happens the runners on base who were not called out for interference must go back to the last base occupied unless forced.

Answered by: Jonathan Bravo
Keywords: Runners

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