October 2021 Test Quiz

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  1. The ball shall be optic yellow with raised red seams with a maximum compression of 275-375 pounds, which standardizes ball specifications with NFHS and USA Softball. Implementation is required by January 1, 2024.10
  2. 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.10
  3. For all games (media or non-media), each team is allowed 7 charged team representative-to-player conferences per regulation game with a maximum of 1 per half inning and an additional defensive conference allowed for each pitching change if that pitcher has not already pitched in the half inning (which counts toward 1 of the 7 allowable conferences).10
  4. For all games (media or non-media), each team is allowed 7 charged player-to-player conferences per regulation game with a maximum of 2 per half inning.10
  5. For all games (media or non-media), each team is allowed 1 charged team representative-to-player conference and 1 charged player-to-player conference per half inning for each extra inning. Any remaining conferences from regulation do not carry over into extra innings.10
  6. Whenever obstruction occurs, whether a play is being made on a runner, obstruction shall be called and a delayed dead ball is signaled. If the runner collides flagrantly, the ball is dead, and the runner is declared out and ejected.10
  7. If at the moment of bat-ball contact, the batter contacts the pitch when any part of her body is touching the ground outside the lines of the batter’s box, delayed dead ball is signaled. The coach of the defensive team shall choose either the result of the play or the standard effect for illegal contact, which is a strike on the batter and all base runners must return to the base legally occupied at the time of the pitch. If it is the third strike, the batter is declared out.10
  8. The batter shall not be awarded first base if the batter is hit by a pitch in the strike zone or by a pitch that does not reach the plate but would have been in the strike zone had it not hit the batter.10
  9. The batter may not swing and miss a pitch and then intentionally hit it on a second swing or after it bounces off the catcher or her glove/mitt. If the batter swings and misses the pitch but accidentally hits the ball or the catcher on the follow-through, it is a delayed dead ball and the defensive team may choose either the result of the play or it is a dead-ball strike and all base runners must return to the base legally occupied at the time of the pitch.10
  10. The umpires have the authority to issue a pregame or postgame ejection for unsporting behavior that occurs from the time the umpires arrive at the competition site until the umpires leave the competition site, if the conduct would have resulted in an ejection had it occurred during the game.10