Live Ball / Dead Ball / Delayed Dead Ball Quiz

(NFHS Rules)

 

Answer each question with a T or F in the space provided (except for Question #25):

 

1_____A batted ball is immediately dead if it hits a runner after passing a fielder other than the pitcher.

 

2_____The umpire should stop play immediately if F2 interferes with the batter prior to the time of the pitch.

 

3_____The ball is immediately dead if a declared infield fly is intentionally dropped.

 

4_____It is not a dead ball when the ball rolls into the bat in fair territory.

 

5_____It is an immediately dead ball if a throw accidentally hits a coach not in his coaching box.

 

6_____If a pitch hits a batter – but for some reason he will not be awarded first base – the ball remains alive.

 

7_____Time should be called immediately whenever a player is injured during live action, if the umpire feels the situation warrants.

 

8_____With runners on 1B and 2B, the batter doubles down the line.  As the runner from first tries to score, the throw comes to the plate.  Before the play can be made, F6 obstructs the batter-runner rounding 2B.  The umpire is correct if an immediate dead ball is declared.

 

9_____The ball becomes dead immediately when ball four is called on the batter.

 

10____With runners on 1B and 3B, a batted fair line drive is intentionally dropped by F5.  The correct call is an immediate dead ball and declaring the batter out, leaving the other runners on their original bases.

 

11____With runners on 2B and 3B, a batted ball hits the umpire before passing a fielder other than a pitcher.  The correct call is an immediate dead ball, and awarding runners and the batter – one base.

 

12____The batter is hit by a pitch and goes to 1B.  The batter touches 1B, continues past the bag, and is tagged by F3 while off the base – using the hidden ball trick.  The umpire rules the batter is not out.

 

13____Batter is awarded 1B on ball four.  The batter touched 1B, continues past the bag, and is tagged by F3 while off the base – using the hidden ball trick.  The umpire rules the batter is not out.

 

14____The ball becomes dead immediately when the umpire interferes with the catcher, attempting to catch a foul pop fly.

 

15____A photographer is hit on the leg that is in live ball territory as he straddles the line, marking the media area.  Even so, the umpire should immediately kill the ball.

 

16____The “Do Not Pitch” sign does not cause the ball to become dead.

 

17____The ball becomes dead immediately when unintentionally handled by an umpire.

 

18____The ball becomes dead immediately when intentionally handled by the umpire.

 

19____The ball is immediately dead when an umpire signals balk.

 

20____If a thrown ball passes through – but does not touch – the designated media area, the ball remains alive.

 

21____With a runner on 3B base, F2 requests an intentional walk for the batter, and the umpire complies.  F2’s throw to F1 is wild and the runner on 3B scores, while the batter-runner advances to 2B.  The umpire is correct if he returns the runners to 1B and 3B.

 

22____The ball becomes dead immediately if the pitch hits the ground, and then the batter trying to avoid the ball.

 

23____With the bases loaded and 1 out, F7 catches a fly ball and then steps with both feet into dead ball territory.  If he does not fall down or loss body control, he may throw to retire any runner attempting to advance.

 

24____The ball becomes dead immediately if the umpire interferes with F2’s attempted throw to retire a runner stealing.

 

25 With two outs and runners on 1B and 3B, a pitch in the strike zone hits the runner from 3B stealing home.

A.     What other information is needed to make the correct call?

B.     Would the correct call ever include sending the runner at 1B to 2B?

C.     Would the correct call ever include calling the runner out for interference?

D.     Would a correct call ever include returning the runner back to 3B?

E.      Is this situation an immediate dead ball or a delayed dead ball situation?