SUM Basic 2 Man Mechanics 2018

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Basic 2-Man Mechanics

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Be a Good Umpire Do your best to know the rules. Be approachable. Listen and let coach talk. Be calm and try not raise your voice. Go to your partner if … Stay away from idle conversations with fans.

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And… Watch your game. Be involved. Keep watching your game. Your partner may need a hand. Know which call is yours. Make the call fit the play. Remember, on the field, your partner is your only friend.

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Base Umpire… - Inside/outside? - still used, but with the inclusion of working the rim. - Walk the line in A position. - 20 to 25 down the line in foul territory. - as the pitch is delivered, take 2 steps toward first base, ready to step into fair territory. - In B… - ready position ( in the down position or standing and ready on balls of feet.) - start 3 paces behind and to the first base side of the 2nd baseman.

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Base Umpire In C… - ready position (in the down position or standing and ready on balls of feet.) - with a runner on 2nd only, start 3 paces behind and to the second base side of S.S. - with a runner at 3rd, start 3 paces behind and to the third base side of the SS. In all positions… - move to your position quickly. - keep the play in front of you (and stay out of the way).

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Always walk the line.

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A position Hit to infield

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A position Hit to infield (with overthrow)

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A position Second base moves to her left to field ball.

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A position Hit down right field line, or RF coming in/over.

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A position No runners on, hit to left/left center…the rim

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A position No runners on, hit to right center/right

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B position Runner on 1st, hit to infield, play at 1st

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B position Runner on 1st, hit to infield, play at 2nd

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B position Runner on 1st, hit to infield, double play attempt

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B position Runner on 1st, steal attempt

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Runner caught in a rundown, (any position)

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B position Runner on 1st, hit to left field (the rim).

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B position Runner on 1st, hit to center or right

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C position Potential calls. Ball hit to infield.

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C position Runner on 2nd (and/or 3rd), play at 1st.

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C position Runner on 2nd (and/or 3rd), hit to outfield

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Between innings (default)

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Do we ever go out on a fly ball when in B or C? The recommendation is no.

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Tag –up responsibilities Base Umpire… - All runners at first and second. Plate Umpire - All runners at third.

Summary: Softball Umpires of Maryland Two Umpire Mechanics

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