Out at Homeplate

by Nicole Dadurian
(Houston, TX)


Grounder hit to pitcher (bases loaded) pitcher throws home catcher catches ball tags player on face part of the helmet. Ump called safe told catcher she cannot tag on face it has to be on the body. Is this an ASA Fastpitch rule?

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Tag at the plate
by: Dan

Hi Nicole,

My first question would be why didn't the catcher step on the plate as there was a force out.

Since she did apply the tag, I do not know why she would not be called out if she tug the runner prior to the runner touching home plate. I am not aware of any rule (I assume if it does exist, it is for safety reasons) stating that you cannot tag the runner on the helmet. I would open it up to other readers.


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