The Ole Ball Game

Collision an Error?

by Greg
(Santa Maria, CA)

Base hit, no error.

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,


Comments for Collision an Error?

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 22, 2015
by: Anonymous

Thanks again Rick - I appreciate your feedback!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Baseball Coach.

Spalding, Old Time Bat Display

Louisville Sluggers. 1920's

Copyright© All Rights Reserved.
Copyright© All Rights Reserved.