Baserunning through 1st
by Kathy Bohnke
Sent my twins to the local high school camp. During baserunning they were told that the batter runner must run through first and always turn right or they would be out. My understanding is that the batter runner can turn left after hitting first, and can return to the bag as long as they make no deliberate motion to 2nd. Same as turning right. Why do we keep teaching them to turn right? In college we specifically turned left so as not to commit to only 1st.