Collision an Error?
(Santa Maria, CA)
Base hit, no error.
Greg asked: Situation - Nobody on, nobody out in a high school game.
Ground ball hit up the middle, but slightly toward the left side of the field.
Shortstop moves to his left an makes a good play fielding the ball. There is a chance that he can throw out the batter/runner.
Unfortunately, the second baseman comes over (way out of position) and collides with the shortstop preventing him from making his throw.
Is this an error on the second baseman?
Rick answered: Greg, thank you for your question.
No error on the play. The collision scenario would play out the same in all collision situations, it is a misplay, but a mental or hustle one.
Hitter gets a base hit, coaches have an opportunity to discuss the importance of team communication.
Yours in baseball,