by Scott James
(Columbus, Oh USA)
Last night, in my daughter's 8u softball game, one of her teammates was called out for throwing the bat. Here is the situation: She had been warned 2 times for throwing the bat. In her last at bat, she hit a foul ball and threw her bat (didn't hit the catcher or fence). The umpire called her out. In all of my years in being involved with baseball and softball, I can't decide if that is the right call or not. Or should she have been given another chance because it was a foul ball. What is correct call?