Girls softball 11-13 age group. Situation: Runner on third, no outs, girl at plate gets ball 4 and the ball is thrown back to the pitcher in the circle. Batter runs to 1st then rounds it and attempts to steal 2nd. Pitcher has the ball in the circle with the girl on 3rd, off the base ready to steal home. Do I give her the free 2nd base and protect the run? What's the ruling on a girl leading off and the pitcher with the ball in the circle? It seems to me there is no way to defend both runners at the same time!