January 2022 Test – Qualification Test Quiz

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  1. Two-umpire mechanics: with no runners on base and an extra base hit, the BR stops at 2b.2
  2. The runner on first base leaves the base before the release of the pitch.2
  3. Two-umpire mechanics: R2/R1, no outs with a fly ball to the outfield that is caught2
  4. Two-umpire mechanics: R3/R2, one out with a fly ball to the outfield that is caught.2
  5. Two-umpire mechanics: R1 is stealing on the pitch. The throw goes over the head of F4 towards centerfield. R1 sees the errant throw and without stopping advances towards 3B.2
  6. Once the game has begun, a bat not present in the umpire’s pregame inspection is discovered in the game or dugout. The coach explains a player who arrived from class after the game began brought the bat with her.2
  7. Defensive personnel, except the nine defensive players on the field, must remain in the dugout, bullpen or team area while the ball is in play and during stoppages of play, including conferences, pitching changes, substitutions and injuries. Personnel directly involved in the stoppage of play (e.g., coaches, medical personnel, substitutes, etc.) are permitted to be out of the dugout, bullpen or team area.2
  8. The pitcher throws the first two pitches to a batter that are called balls. The catcher or any infielder requests “time” to speak with the pitcher. The umpire suspends play and charges the defense with a player-to-player conference.2
  9. The pitcher throws the first two pitches to a batter that are called balls. As the ball is returned to the pitcher, an infielder quickly runs to the circle, quickly slaps gloves with the pitcher giving her brief words of encouragement and then immediately returns to her position.2
  10. The offense must keep all personnel, except for those directly involved in the situation, in the dugout, bullpen or dead-ball area while the ball is live. These restrictions also apply during stoppages of play, including conferences, pitching changes, substitutions and injuries.2
  11. #2 Walker, the starting DP, is exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and is immediately removed for a medical evaluation. Instead of using a temporary replacement player, starting Flex #15 Hyde enters the DP spot and the lineup goes from 10 to 9 players.2
  12. Starter #33 Miles is exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and is immediately removed for a medical evaluation. #12 Smith enters as the temporary replacement player. Later in the game, #18 Valdez enters the lineup in #12 Smith’s spot while #33 Miles is still receiving a medical evaluation.2
  13. #38 Cindy, a baserunner, is involved in a collision with a defensive player. She remains on the ground after the collision and is exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion. #38 Cindy is removed from the game under concussion protocols. The offensive team has no remaining eligible players to replace #38 Cindy as a temporary replacement player.2
  14. Starting player #12 Smith is involved in a play that results in contact with a baserunner. As a result of the contact, #12 Smith is exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and is immediately removed for a medical evaluation. #6 Roberts enters as the temporary replacement player. In the next inning, #12 Smith is cleared by appropriate medical personnel to return to the game and resumes her spot in the lineup from #6 Roberts.2
  15. With no outs and runners on first base and second base, each base runner leaves her base before the pitcher releases a legal pitch and are both safe at the next base. The pitch was called strike three. The defensive coach opts to take the effect for leaving early.2
  16. The runner starting on first base leaves legally on the pitch. The pitch is bunted towards the first baseman who fields the ball and approaches the batter-runner to make the tag. The batter-runner stops as the runner from first base rounds second base and heads towards third base. As the first baseman goes to apply a tag, the batter-runner steps back toward home plate in an attempt to allow the runner from first base to reach third base.2
  17. With runners on first base and second base, a ground ball is hit to the shortstop who throws to the second baseman at second base to retire the runner who started on first base. The runner from first base slides out of the baseline (i.e., the runner cannot reach the base) of second base in order to slide directly at the second baseman.2
  18. When there is a collision between a runner and a fielder and the defensive player is obstructing the runner path to a base (plate), the runner may slide into the base (plate) and make contact with the fielder as long as the runner is making a legitimate attempt to reach the base (plate).2
  19. There are runners on first and second bases with no outs. The batter is a slapper who runs out of the front of the batter’s box where she is hit by an illegal pitch. What is the result if she does not swing?2
  20. With a 2-1 count, the batter is hit by a pitch. She obviously tried to get hit by the pitch that is entirely in/over the batter’s box.2
  21. Which factors are used by an umpire to determine if a batter has swung at the ball or checked her swing?2
  22. The pitcher, who is wearing a signal arm band, positions both feet in contact with the pitcher’s plate and gets the signal from the dugout. She has her hands separated and at her sides with the ball in her throwing hand. After receiving the signal, using the hand holding the ball, she reaches over to her opposite wrist and uses her finger to help locate the signal on her arm band. She then drops her hands back to her sides.2
  23. Choose the best answer regarding when the pitcher’s pivot foot may lose physical contact with the pitcher’s plate.2
  24. The pitcher is in the proper pitching position. She looks at her signal arm band or to the catcher who, by her hand/arm movements, apparently gives the pitcher the signal. The pitcher then repositions her stride foot by moving it to another position, brings her hands together and begins the pitch.2
  25. The coach or catcher is giving defensive signals to the infield while the pitcher is not in the pitching position.2
  26. With runners at first base and third base, 1-1 count, on the pitch the runner from first base attempts to steal and the pitch is called a ball. The plate umpire interferes with the catcher’s attempt to throw the runner from first base out at second base. The runner from first base stops running and the shortstop, who caught the thrown ball, begins to chase the runner from first base back towards first base. The runner at third base breaks for home.2
  27. In the first inning, the first baseman #10 is issued a warning for returning obstruction and her head coach is notified. Later in the game, #10 impedes the progress of the runner on first base legally leading off first base on the release of a 1-0 count pitch. The pitch is called a ball, and the catcher attempts a pick-off on the runner at first base where #10 tags the runner out.2
  28. On an attempted pickoff, if a defensive player obstructs the base runner returning to the base2
  29. The first batter of the game hits a fly ball to deep right field near the foul line. As she is rounding first base, she is obstructed by the first baseman, #34. The batted ball is not caught and lands foul.2
  30. Early in the game on a fly ball to right field which is eventually caught, the batter-runner rounding first base is obstructed by the first baseman, #14. A warning for rounding obstruction is issued to #14, and her head coach is notified. Later in the game, #14 again obstructs the batter-runner rounding first base on a caught fly ball to center field.2
  31. The batter has a 3-1 count and although the next pitch is called a ball, no one acknowledges the base on balls. The next pitch is a foul ball. During the discussion about the correct count it is discovered that earlier in the at-bat the batter took a full swing but the plate umpire called the pitch a ball. Can the umpire change one of the balls to a strike and rule the batter out on strikes?2
  32. The batter has a 3-1 count and although the next pitch is called a ball, no one acknowledges the base on balls. The next pitch is a foul ball. Following the foul ball, the seventh pitch is a called strike for strike three. The offensive coach immediately requests the plate umpire award the batter the base on balls she had previously earned, thus negating the strike out.2
  33. The batter has a 3-1 count and although the next pitch is called a ball, no one acknowledges the base on balls. The next pitch is a foul ball. Before the seventh pitch, the offensive coach asks the plate umpire for the count and it is confirmed to be 4-2. Can the umpire correct the count and award the batter first base even though a pitch has been thrown after the mistake?2
  34. Team A utilizes a signal arm band for defensive and offensive purposes. While on offense, players attach the signal arm band to their belts.2
  35. Between innings, a uniformed bench player wears a batting helmet to warm-up the pitcher at home plate while the catcher who was on base when the third out was made, is putting on her catcher’s gear.2
  36. Since defensive players are permitted to hang a towel from their pants, may batters have a towel tucked in the back of their pants while at bat and or running the bases?2
  37. Players are using drumsticks or banging bats and balls in the dugout.2
  38. Starters and all substitutes must be present, in uniform, in the dugout area, and available to play at the start of the game in order to be listed on the lineup card.2
  39. The defensive team inaccurately lists their pitcher or catcher on the lineup card. When are they considered to have made a play?2
  40. With the bases loaded and one out, the batter grounds a ball to the shortstop who successfully makes a short flip to the second baseman for a force out on the runner who started on first base. The second baseman throws the ball out of play beyond the first baseman. The batter-runner is awarded second base and the runners who started on second and third bases are awarded home. But the runner who started on second base missed third base and it is properly appealed. Do any runs score?2
  41. With runners on first and third bases and one out, the batter hits a fair ball down the line that rolls all the way to the home run fence. The runner from third apparently scores, the trailing runner arrives safely at third base, but misses second base and the batter-runner misses first base, but safely slides into second base. The defense appeals the two missed bases but does it matter which order they appeal in order to negate the run?2
  42. Left fielder #24 catches a batted fly ball, and the runner at third base legally tags up and attempts to score. The runner is put out on the throw from #24 (F7 to F2). Before the next pitch, the offensive coach reports to the plate umpire that #24 is not on the opposing team’s line-up card and also was not reported as a substitute. The plate umpire confirms both of these things to be true.2
  43. The defensive head coach notifies the plate umpire that the DP (#3) will pitch for the Flex (#10), reducing the number of players in the lineup to nine. Later in the game, that coach wants to enter a substitute (#11) into the Flex position and have her pitch, increasing the number of players in the lineup to ten. The DP (#3) will return to playing offense only.2
  44. Between half innings and during pitching changes, where can the batter due up first take warm-up swings?2
  45. A team representative initiates a second conference in the same inning with the same pitcher without making a substitution.2
  46. For all games (media or non-media):2
  47. For all games (media or non-media), teams are allowed a maximum of 90 seconds between innings and at the start of the game for warmups. During this time, the pitcher is allowed to throw any number of warmup pitches; the pitcher may only throw to first base once.2
  48. The batter hits a foul pop-up between the third base line and the dugout. The third baseman collides with the runner at third base who is not in contact with the base. The batted ball eventually lands high in the stands.2
  49. On a ground ball to shortstop, her errant throw to first base pulls the first baseman up the line toward home plate. The first baseman, who is not in possession of the ball but is attempting to catch the throw, makes contact with the batter-runner who is in the runner’s lane and has not yet reached first base.2
  50. In the bottom of the seventh inning of a tied game, bases are loaded with two outs. The batter singles to right field. The base runner on third base scores but the base runner from first base joins in the celebration rather than advancing to second base.2
  51. With bases loaded, the batter hits a ground ball back to the pitcher. The pitcher throws to home plate for the force out of the runner from third base. The catcher then attempts a throw to first base. The batter-runner is past 30 feet, not running in the runner’s lane, and is hit by the throw, interfering with the fielder at first base taking the throw.2
  52. A fielder makes a shoestring catch and immediately lifts her glove in the air over her head to show the umpire that she has possession of the ball. As she does so, the ball trickles out the palm of her glove and lands on the ground.2
  53. The runner on second base leaves too soon on a caught fly ball. As the defense is making a live ball appeal at second base, the runner is obstructed while returning to attempt to tag up.2
  54. On a batted ball to shortstop, the catcher who is not in possession of the ball, obstructs the runner from third base advancing towards home. Before the throw from the shortstop is even close to the catcher, the runner from third base remains on her feet and with excessive (flagrant) force collides into the catcher.2
  55. A runner is obstructed sliding into a base. She overslides the base, loses contact with it, and is apparently tagged out.2
  56. The base runner is stealing second on the pitch. Prior to being in possession of the ball, the shortstop is partially blocking second base. The runner slides and makes contact with the shortstop’s leg, who then catches the ball and tags the base runner.2
  57. Can an obstructed runner still be called out if she was “clearly beaten by the throw”?2
  58. After a routine defensive play by the shortstop, the third and second basemen go over to slap gloves with her.2
  59. The pitcher, catcher and batter all assume their respective positions in preparation for play. For no apparent reason, the batter leaves the batter’s box.2
  60. The pitcher has neither foot in contact with the pitcher’s plate and looks at her signal arm band or to the catcher who, by her hand/arm movements, apparently gives the pitcher the signal.2