Clarence

Clarence

105 Birch Run Rd Snow Shoe, PA 16874

Ground Rules

  • Starting at home plate, going to visitor’s dugout:  From 3 poles on fence to left front corner of dugout, there is a white line.  Anything behind the line is out of play.
  • From right front corner of dugout to pole of gate, there is a white line. Anything behind the line is out of play.
  • Going up side fence towards left field foul pole there is an opening in fence.  If ball lands in fair and goes out the opening, ground rule double.
  • Along outfield wall, there are places where ball may become lodged in fence, and some places where it can go under.  If this happens, fielders will put their hands up immediately, and umpires will verify and award ground rule double.  If fielder attempts to dislodge ball and fails to put hands up, it is considered a live ball.
  • Also, from left field foul pole to center field, tree branches overhang fence.  If a batted ball strikes any tree or branch and comes back into field of play, batter shall be awarded a home run.
  • There is a portion of a telephone pole, lying on its side, along the right field side wall, that is in fair territory. (Approximately  12” section).  The foul line is painted on this pole; a fair ball may strike the pole in fair territory and bounce over the outfield wall, or side fence.  In both cases, the batter is awarded a ground rule double.
  • In right field corner, there is an opening on the side fence.  If ball lands in fair and goes out the opening, ground rule double.  From the end of the bench to the left front dugout pole is a white line, behind that is out of play.  From front right corner of dugout to front left corner of the backstop is a white line, behind that is out of play.

If a fielder makes a legal catch in play, and then carries the ball into dead ball territory, time is called, the batter is declared out on the catch, and all runners are awarded one base from their last legally occupied base at the time of the pitch.  To make a legal catch, the defensive player must have both feet in play.  If after the catch his momentum takes him out of play, or he slides into out of play, time is called, the batter is declared out on the catch, and all runners are awarded one base from their last legally occupied base at the time of the pitch.