You make the call

by umpire

2 outs, runner at third. Ball gets away from the catcher but she regains control of it and is interfered with by the batter ,as she attempts to tag the runner trying to score. Is there an out and, if so, who leads off the next inning?

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Play at the Plate
by: Dan

Thank you for your question. Once the ball gets away from the catcher, the batter is supposed to get out of the way of the play. If she interferes with the catcher, the umpire will call the runner out and the batter will lead off the next inning.

Now, this is all subject to the umpire's discretion. The umpire could decide that the batter did not alter the outcome of the play, in which case, the run scores and the at bat continues.

Again, it is up to the discretion of the umpire. As I did not see the actual play, I would side with how the umpire ruled.

2 bases
by: Anonymous

No, 2 bases from where the runners are at the time of the throw,

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