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Is it an error in high school softball?

by kim
(arkansas)

Kim asked: Is it an error if the pitcher fielding the ball throws the girl out at first base (not the third out) but; the bases has one runner and that is on third and that runner scores to end the game?



Rick answered: Kim, thank you for your question.

The situation you described would be the same for softball or baseball, at all levels.

There are no errors officially recorded for mental errors committed by players, only physical ones.

The pitcher fielded the ball, and threw the runner out at first base, recording an out on the play, so no error would be charged.

Certainly a tough way to lose a game; but no damage done to the pitcher's fielding average.

Yours in baseball,

Rick


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