Re: Poll: Does the Conference need the safety bag?
Posted by HuffDawg on July 15, 2021, 9:04 am, in reply to "Re: Poll: Does the Conference need the safety bag?"
Actually that is only partially correct. |
Sec. 7. THE BASES other than the home plate shall be 15 inches square and not more than
3 inches high. They shall be made of canvas bags, plastic or other suitable materials filled with
soft padding. They shall be WHITE, RED or ORANGE in color. All BASES must be securely
fastened at their designated places.
NOTE: A safety base is optional. The safety base shall be 15 inches by 30 inches and not
more than 3 inches high. The safety base should be positioned such that the white portion is
located where first base would normally be (in fair territory) and the colored portion (red or
orange) should be in foul territory. Any batted ball hitting the white portion should be fair and
any ball hitting the red or orange portion should be foul. On the initial throw to first base from
the infield or outfield, the batter-runner MUST TOUCH the red or orange portion of the base
but not the white. If legally appealed by the defense during a live ball situation, the runner
will be called out. The defensive player MUST always touch the white portion. This rule is in
effect only on the initial play at first base. This does not include:
1. Returning to the base after over running,
2. Running on a base hit to the outfield (runner may touch the red or white
3. Re-tag to advance on a fly ball.
4. On any attempt to force the batter runner out at first base on the initial
throw that pulls the defense off of first base into foul ground, the defense and
the batter may use either the white or colored portion of the base.
EFFECT: If the base runner uses the orange portion at any time after the first attempt