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Abbreviations:
   Player Positions   2-1
   Rule Book Play   2-1-1, 2-1-2, 2-1-3

Accident to Player or Umpire   3-1-5, 3-1-6, 5-2-1d, 10-1-6, 10-2-3k

Announcements:
   By Umpires   10-2-3

Appeals:
   Improper Batter   7-1-2a, b, e
   Half Swing   10-1-4(a)
   On Runner   8-2-3 Penalty
   On Umpire Decision   10-1-4

Assists   9-5-3

At Bat   2-39, 9-3-1a, 9-7-1

Averages   9-7-2

Awards   1-5-3, 2-2-1, 5-1-3, 5-2-1f, 5-2-2c, 8-1-1e Note 1, 8-1-2, 8-2-6, 8-3

Balk:
   Acts Which Result in   6-1-1, 2, 3 Pen, 6-1-4, 6-2-1 Penalty, 6-2-4, 6-2-5
   Ball dead   5-1-1k
   Definition   2-3
   Improper Batter   7-1-2 Penalty b Note
   Penalty   6-1-3 Penalty, 8-3-1a, 8-3-5a
   Scoring   1-1-1, 2, 9-1-1

Ball:
   Awarded   6-2-2 Pen (c)
   Bases on   2-4-2, 2-4-3, 5-1-3, 8-1-1c
   Batted   2-6
   Bounces Out of Play   5-1-1f, 8-3-3c
   Called   6-1-4
   Dead   2-11, 5-1, 5-2-2, 6-1-4
   Dead Ball Table   pgs 37-38
   Defined   2-4-1
   Defaced   6-2-1a-e
   Delayed Dead   5-1-2, 5-1-3, 7-3-5 Pen., 8-1-1e, 8-3-2, 8-3-3
   Fair   2-5-1
   Foul   2-16-1
   Hits Batter   2-40, 5-1-1a, 7-3-4, 8-1-1d, 8-3-1a
   Hits Runner   5-1-1f, 8-4-2k
   Hits Umpire   5-1-1f, 8-1-2b
   Illegally Batted   5-1-1b, 7-3-2, 7-4-1a
   In Flight   2-6-1
   Live   5-1-4
   Official Game Balls   1-3-1
   Passed   2-26, 9-6-1
   Pitched   7-2-2
   Specification   1-3-1
   Thrown into Stands   5-1-1g, 8-3-3c, 8-3-3d
   When in Play   5-1-4

Base:
   Dislodged   8-4-2h
   Double   1-2-9
   Home Plate   1-2-10
   Missed8-2-3, 8-2-3 Pen, 9-1-1c
   Retouch   8-2-2, 8-2-5, 8-4-2i
   Specification   1-2-9
   Touch Requirements   8-2

Base Coaches: see Coach

Base Hits   2-5, 9-3-2

Base line:
   Abandoning   8-4-1i, 8-4-2p
   Definition   8-4-2a 2
   Runner Leaves   8-4-1g, 8-4-2a

Base on Balls:
   Called   8-1-1c, 8-3-1b
   Definition   2-4-2
   Intentional   2-4-3, 5-1-3, 8-1-1c
   Scoring   9-6-2

Base Runner  see Runner

Bat:
   Carelessly Thrown   3-3-1b
   Deliberately Thrown   3-3-1m
   Broken   7-3-6
   Illegal   1-3-5, 7-4-1a
   Loose   1-3-7
   On-Deck Devices   1-3-3
   Specification   1-3-2, 3, 4
   Thrown   7-3-6
   Touched by Batted Ball   8-4-1d

Batter:
   Awarded First   8-1-2
   Becomes Runner   8-1
   Definition   2-7-1
   Delays   6-2-4d Note, 7-2-1e, 7-3-1
   Disconcerts Pitcher 3-3-1o, 7-3-3
   Half Swing   10-1-4a
   Hit by Batted Ball   8-4-2k
   Hit by Pitch   2-39 Exc, 5-1-1a, 7-3-4, 8-1-1d, 9-6-2
   Illegal Action   5-1-1b, e, 7-3
   Improper   7-1-1, 7-1-2 Pen
   Interference by   5-1-2a, 7-3-5, 7-3-6, 8-4-2l
   Obstructed   8-1-1e
   Out   7-3, 7-4
   Position   2-7-2, 7-1-1, 7-3-2
   Strike Out   7-4-1b, d, e; 8-4-1 e, f

Batter-Runner   2-7-3, 8-1-1, 8-1-2, 8-2-3, 8-2-4, 8-4-1

Batter’s Box   1-2-5, 2-7-2, 7-3-1, 7-3-2, 7-3-3

Battery   2-13-4

Batting Helmet   1-4-5

Batting Order   1-1-3, 3-1-1, 4-1-3, 7-1

Batting Out of Order   7-1-1, 7-1-2 Pen

Bench Conduct   3-3

Bunt   2-8, 7-2-1d, 7-4-1e, 8-4-1c, d

Casts   1-5-5, 10-1-7

Catch   2-9-1

Catcher:
   Definition   2-9-2
   Error Not Charged   9-5-5 Exc (b)
   Glove   1-3-6, Diagram 4
   Helmet   1-4-8
   Obstruction   5-1-2b, 8-1-1e, 8-3-1c
   Interference With   7-3-5, 8-4-1a, 8-4-2l
   Position   1-1-4

Catcher’s Box   1-2-5, 2-9-3, 6-1-1

Coach:
   Conduct   3-2-3, 3-3-1
   Number   3-2-1
   Reporting Subs   3-1-1
   Restrictions   3-1-1
   Interference by   3-2-2, 3-2-3
   Visits Pitcher   3-4-1

Conduct, Bench and Field   3-3-1

Conferences:
   Definition (charged)   2-10-1
   Defensive   3-4-1, 3-4-3, 10-2-3j
   Delay of Game   6-2-2b
   Offensive   3-4-2
   Pre-game   2-10-2

Courtesy Runner   see Appendix: Speed Up Rules

Darkness   4-2-1, 4-2-3

Dead Ball   2-11, 5-1, 5-2-2, 6-1-4

Dead Ball Line   5-1-1i

Defacing Ball   6-2-1, 10-3-1

Definitions   Rule 2

Deflected Ball:
   Batted   8-3-3 a-c
   Pitched   8-3-3 d
   Thrown   8-3-3 c

Delay of Game:
   By Batter   7-3-1
   By Pitcher   6-2-2
   Forfeit   4-4-1a-d
   Start   4-1-1

Designated Hitter   3-1-4

Detached Equipment   8-3-3b, c and end

Diamond   See Diagram 2

Disqualification   See Ejection

Double First Base   1-2-9

Double-Ground Rule   8-3-3c

Doubleheaders   4-1-1 Note, 4-2-2b

Double Play:
   Definition   2-29-2
   Interference with   8-1-2b, 8-4-1h, 8-4-2g
   Scoring   9-5-4

Double Steal   2-34-2

Earned Runs   9-6-3

Ejection:
   Coach   3-3-2
   Defacing Ball   6-2-1 Penalty
   Delay   6-2-2
   Illegal Sub   3-1-1 Penalty
   Improper Conduct   3-1-1 Penalty, 4-4-1e
   Improper Equipment   1-5-9,10
   Ineligible Sub   3-1-1 Penalty
   Intentionally Pitching at Batter   6-2-3 Penalty
   Out, Also   7-4-1h
   Removing Helmet   1-5-1, 1-5-1 Penalty
   Umpire Authority   2-27-1, 10-2-3c, 10-3-1
   Unsportsmanlike Conduct   3-1-1 g, 10-3-1

Equipment:
   Ball   1-3-1
   Bases   1-2-9
   Bats   1-3-2, 3, 4
   Casts   1-5-8
   Dangerous   1-5-8, 9
   Defective   1-5-6
   Detached   5-1-2b, 8-3-3b, c, 8-3-4
   Gloves   1-3-7, 1-5-3, 1-5-4
   Helmets   1-1-5
   Home Plate   1-2-10
   Loose   1-3-7
   Non-Traditional   1-5-11
   Pitcher’s Plate   1-3-3
   Rosin Bag   6-2-1 Note
   Throat Protector   1-5-4, 1-1-5
   Uniforms   1-4-1,2,3,4
   Verification   1-5-10
   Video   3-3-1e, 10-1-5

Errors   2-12, 9-5-5

Extra Base Hit   2-5-3, 9-3-3

Fair Ball:
   Bounces Out of Play   5-1-1f, 8-3-3c
   Caught   8-2-2
   Defined   2-5-1
   Hits Runner   5-1-1f, 8-4-2k
   Right to Advance   8-1-1a

Feint   2-28-5, 6-1-2, 3, 6-2-2c, 6-2-4a, b & f, 8-2-6

Fielder:
   Definition   2-13
   Errors   9-5-5
   Falls into Dugout   5-1-1i, 8-3-3d
   Intentionally Dropped Ball   8-4-1c
   Interfered With   8-4-2g
   Obstructs Runner   5-1-2b, 5-1-3, 8-1-1e, 8-3-1c, 8-3-2
   Position   1-1-4, 1-1-5
   Putouts   2-24-2, 9-5-2
   Record   9-5-1

Fielder’s Choice   2-14, 9-3-2c

Field Layout   1-2, 1-5-2

Fly Ball   2-6-2

Force Out   2-24-1, 9-1-1b, d, 9-5-5

Force Plays   2-29-3, 8-2-7, 8-3-1b, c, 8-4-2 j, f

Forfeits   2-15, 2-27-1, 3-3 Penalty, 4-2-1, 4-4-1, 10-2-2

Foul Ball:
   Bat Hit Second Time   8-4-1d
   Bunt   2-8-1 Note, 7-2-1d
   Caught   5-1-1i, 7-4-1d, 8-2-4, 8-4-1b
   Definition   2-16-1
   Interference With   7-4-1f
   Not Caught   5-1-1d, 8-2-8a
   Tip   2-16-2, 8-2-4i
   Uncaught   8-2-8
   Foul Line   1-2-1

Game:
   Beginning   4-1-5
   Called   2-17-2, 4-2-3, 4-3
   Ending   4-2, 4-4
   Forfeited   2-15, 2-27-1, 4-4
   Objective   1-2-1, 1-2-2
   Protested   1-2-12, 2-17-1, 4-5, 10-2-3i
   Regulation   2-17-1, 4-2
   Starting   4-1
   Summary   2-12-2
   Suspended   2-17-3, 4-3-1
   Tie   4-3-1

Gloves:
   Illegal   1-5-7, 5-1-2g, 8-3-4
   Loose   1-3-7
   Specification   1-3-6
   Thrown   8-3-3b, 8-3-3c

Ground Ball   2-6-4

Ground Rules   4-1-2, 10-2-3a

Helmet   1-4-5, 8, 5-1-2e

Hit   see Base Hits

Home Plate   Diagram 2, 1-2-1, 2, 1-2-10

Home Run   2-5-3, 4-2-2 Note 1

Illegally Batted Ball   7-3-2, 7-4-1a

Illegal Pitch   2-18, 2-27-1, 6-1-3 Pen, 6-2-1 Pen, 6-2-4c, 7-1-2c

Infielder   2-13-1

Infield Fly   2-19, 5-1-1j Exc, 8-4-1c1, 8-4-2j, 8-4-2k 1, 2

Inning / Half Inning   2-20

Intentional Base on Balls   2-4-3, 5-1-3, 8-1-1c

Intentionally Dropped Ball   5-1-1j, 8-4-1c

Interference:
   Defensive   see Obstruction
   Double Play   8-4-1h, 8-4-2g
   Offensive   2-21-1, 8-2-8
   Ball Hits Runner   5-1-1f, 8-4-2k
   Bat Hits Ball Twice   8-4-1d
   Bat Hits Fielder   7-3-5
   Batter Impedes Fielder   5-1-2a, 8-4-1a, 8-4-2g
   Coach   3-2-2, 3-2-3, 7-4-1f
   Offensive Team Hinders   3-2-3, 5-1-2d, 7-4-1f
   Runner Impedes Fielder   5-1-1e, f, 8-4-1n, 8-4-2, 8-4-2f
   Runner Impedes Thrown Ball   8-4-2g
   Spectator   2-21-3, 5-1-1f, g, 7-4-1d, 8-3-3e
   Umpire   2-21-2, 3-3-1f, 5-1-1f, 5-1-2c
   Verbal   2-21-1, 3-3-10, 5-1-2d

Jewelry   1-5-12, 3-2-1d

Light Failure   4-2-3

Line Drive   2-6-3

Line Up Cards   3-1-1, 4-1-3, 7-1-1

Logos   1-4-4

Losing Pitcher   9-6-6

Malicious Contact   2-21-1b, 3-3-1n, 8-3-2

Media   1-2-3

Missed Base   9-1-1c

Mobility Devices:
   Coaches   3-2-1
   Umpires   10-1-7

Objective   1-1-1

Obstruction   2-22, 5-1-2b, 5-1-3, 8-1-1e, 8-3-1c, 8-3-2

Official Scorer   9-2-2, 10-2-3a

On-Deck Circle   1-2-3, 2-23-1

Overrunning/sliding Base   2-25, 8-2-3, 8-2-4, 8-4-2h Exc, 9-4-1 Exc 1

Passed Ball:
   Definition   2-26
   Improper Batter   7-1-2 Pen b, Note
   Leaves Playing Field   8-3-3d
   Scoring   9-6-1

Penalties:
   Definition   2-27-1
   Ignored   5-1-2, 6-2 Pen, 8-1-1e, 8-3-3
   Imposed   5-1-3, 8-3-2 Note, 8-3-3e

Percentages   9-7-2

Pitch   2-28-2

Pitcher:
   Ambidextrous   6-1-1
   Balks   6-1-3 Pen (b), 6-1-4, 6-2-4, 6-2-5
   Becomes Fielder   6-1-4
   Changes Field Position   1-1-5, 3-1-2
   Conferences   2-10-1, 3-4-1, 10-2-3j
   Defaces Ball   6-2-1, 10-3-1
   Definition   2-28-1
   Delay   6-2-2
   Disconcerted   3-3-1o, 5-1-2d, 7-3-3
   Feint   6-1-3, 6-2-2c, 6-2-4a, b, f
   Foreign Substance   6-2-1a
   Glove   1-3-5
   Illegal Equipment   1-5-7
   Illegal Pitch   6-1-3 Pen, 6-2-1 Pen, 6-2-4c, 7-1-2c
   Infractions   6-2-1
   Legal Pitch   6-1-4
   Legal Position   6-1-1, 2, 3
   Pivot Foot   2-28-6, 6-1-1, 6-1-2, 6-1-3
   Plate   1-2-11
   Preparatory Pitches (Warmups)   6-2-2c Exc
   Quick Pitch   6-1-1, 6-1-3, 6-2-4c, 6-2-5
   Record   9-6
   Saves   9-6-7
   Set Position   6-1-3
   Substitution   3-1-2
   Take Signs On Rubber   6-1-1
   Throwing at Batter   6-2-3
   Throwing to a Base   6-1-3, 6-1-5, 6-2-4b, e, f
   Windup Position   6-1-2
   Winning/Losing   9-6-6

Pitching Mound   Diagram 3, 1-2-6, 1-2-7

Pitching Restriction   6-1-6

Play   2-29-1

Play Ruling   2-29-4

Player(s):
   Captain   1-1-2
   Conduct   3-2-3, 3-3-1
   Loosening Up to Bat   3-3-3
   Positions   Diagram 1, 1-1-2, 1-1-3, 1-1-4
   Required Number   1-1-2, 4-1-3, 4-4-1f Exc, 7-4-1g
   Unconscious   3-1-5, 10-2-3k

Playing Field   1-2, 2-42-1

Points of Emphasis   appendix

Postponement Responsibility   4-1-1

Pre-Game Procedures   1-5-10, 4-1-3, 10-2-3a

Protested Games   1-2-12, 4-5, 10-2-3i

Putouts   2-24-2, 9-5-2

Records   9-2 thru 9-7

Re-entry   3-1-3

Regulation Game   2-17-1, 4-2

Relief Pitcher   3-1-1, 6-2-2c, 9-6-5

Removal from Game   see Ejection

Resuming Play after Dead Ball   5-1-4

Restrictions on Players   3-3-1, 3-3-3

Rule Revisions   p2

Runner:
   Advance   8-1-1, 8-2-5, 8-3-3
   Awarded Base     8-3-1, 8-3-2, 8-3-3
   Batter-Runner   8-1-1, 8-1-2, 8-4-1, 8-2-3
   Courtesy   See Appendix: Speed Up Rules
   Definition   2-30-2
   Hit by Batted Ball   2-39, 5-1-1a, 5-2-2, 6-1-5, 8-4-2k
   Hit by Pitch   2-39, 5-1-1a, 6-1-4
   Interference   5-1-1e, 8-4-1h, 8-4-2g
   Interference with   See Obstruction
   Misses Base   8-2-1, 8-2-3 Pen, 8-4-2p, 9-1-1c
   Obstructed   8-3-2
   Out   7-3-5 Pen, 8-4-2
   Overruns Base   2-25, 8-4-2g Exc, 9-4-1 Exc (1)
   Passes Preceding Runner   8-4-2m
   Removes Helmet   5-1-2e
   Retired   2-30-3, 5-1-1c, 8-4-1h, 8-4-2g
   Retouch   5-2-2, 8-2-1, 8-2-5, 8-2-6, 8-4-2i
   Return to Previous Base   8-1-1e N2, 8-2-1, 8-2-6, 8-3-4
   Reverse Run Prohibited   8-4-2n
   Running Out of Base Line   8-4-1g, 8-4-2a
   Running Start Prohibited   8-4-20
   Stolen Base   2-34-1
   Touch Requirements   2-40, 8-2

Runs:
   Batted In   9-3-5
   Definition   2-30-1
   Earned   9-6-3
   Scored   9-1-1, 9-1-2

Sacrifices   2-31-1, 9-3-4

Saves   9-6-7

Score Book   1-1-3, 3-3-1i

Score of Game   4-4-2, 10-2-3m

Scoring:
   Batting Record   9-3-1
   Earned Run Average   9-7-2d
   Fielding Record   9-5
   Hit   9-3-2, 9-3-3
   Official Scorer   9-2-2
   Pitcher’s Record   9-6
   Run Batted In   9-3-5
   Runner Scores   9-1-1
   Sacrifice   9-3-4
   Strikeout   9-3-6, 9-6-4
   Stolen Base   9-4-1
   Winning & Losing Pitcher   9-6-6

Scoring Runs   9-1

Sliding:
   Illegal   2-32-2
   Legal   2-32-1
   Runner is Out   8-4-2

Spectators:
   Interference   2-21-3, 5-1-1g, 7-4-1d, 8-3-3e, 8-4-1b

Speed Up Rules   Appendix: Speed Up Rules

Squeeze Play   2-29-5

Starter, Reentry of   3-1-3

State Association Adoption Rules   p69

Stolen Base:
   Definition   2-34-1
   Improper Batter   7-1-2 Pen
   Interference During   2-21-1, 2-21-2
   Scoring   9-4-1

Strike:
   Called   6-1-4, 6-2-4d1, 7-2-1, 7-3-1 Pen, 8-1-1d Exc.
   Penalty   2-27-1f, 7-3-1 Pen
   Swinging   7-2-1b
   Zone   2-35-1, 6-1-4

Strikeout   2-24-3, 9-6-4

Substitutes:
   Illegal   2-36-3
   Unreported   2-36-2
   General   2-36-1, 3-1-1, 7-1-1, 10-2-3d
   Pitcher   3-1-2
   Re-entry   3-1-3

Suspended Games   2-17-3, 4-2-4

Suspension of Play   5-2

Tag Out/Play   2-24-4, 8-2-5 Pen Exc, 8-4-2j

Third Strike:
   Bunted Foul   2-8-1 Note, 7-2-1b, 7-4-1e
   Catcher Hindered   8-4-1a
   Caught   7-4-1c, 8-1-1b Note, 8-4-1e
   Not Caught   6-1-4 , 7-4-1b, 8-4-1e, f, i
   Right to Advance   8-1-1b

Three-Foot Lane   8-4-1g

Throw   2-37-1

Throw Out   2-24-5

Tie Game   4-3

Time At Bat   2-39, 9-3-1a

Time of Pitch   2-28-3, 8-3-5

Time Out   2-38, 5-2-1

Touching   2-40

Triple Play   9-5-4

Triple Steal   2-34-3

Umpire:
   Accident   10-1-6
   Announces Subs   10-2-3d
   Calls “Time”   5-2-1, 6-2-4d1, 7-3-1 Pen, 8-2-5 Pen, 10-2-3b
   Charges   3-3-1k
   Chief Umpire   10-2
   Duties & Responsibilities   10-2, 10-3
   Field Umpire   10-3
   Handles Live Ball   5-1-1h
   Improper Batter   7-1-2b
   Inspects Equipment   10-2-3a
   Interference   2-21-2, 5-1-1e, 5-1-2c
   Judge of Playing Conditions   4-1-1 Note, 10-2-3e
   Jurisdiction   10-1-2
   Restrictions   10-1-5, 10-1-7
   Signals   p70
   Touched by Batted Ball   2-21-2, 5-1-1f, 6-1-5
   Touched by Thrown Ball   3-2-3, 5-1-1g

Unconscious Player   3-1-5, 10-2-3k

Uniforms   1-1-5, 1-4

Unsportsmanlike Conduct   3-3-1g, 10-3-1

Video Equipment   3-3-1e, 10-1-5

Visiting Team   4-1-4

Visits to Pitcher   see Conferences

Walk   see Base on Balls

Warmup Pitches   6-2-2c, Excep.

Weather   4-2-1, 4-2-3

Wild Pitch:
   Definition   2-41
   Improper Batter   7-1-2 Pen.
   Leaves Playing Field   8-3-3d
   Scoring   9-6-1

Wild Throws   8-3-3c, 8-3-3d

Winning Pitcher   9-6-6

 





2017 NFHS Baseball Rules

Table of Contents

Rule 1 - Players, Field & Equipment

Rule 2 - Playing Terms & Definitions

Rule 3 - Substituting, Coaching, etc.

Rule 4 - Starting & Ending the Game

Rule 5 - Dead Ball – Suspension of Play

Rule 6 - Pitching

Rule 7 - Batting

Rule 8 - Base Running

Rule 9 - Scoring – Record Keeping

Rule 10 - Umpiring

Appendices to the Rules

INDEX to the FED Rules


[ Version 2.0, March., 2017 ]
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