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Softball Rules Quiz 031115 with answers in RED

1) The "slot" position for the plate umpire allows you to see the pitch from the
pitchers hand to
the catches glove ? T of F
2) On a batted ball into fair territory the plate umpire should exit to the catchers left
& trail the
batter Softball Rules Quiz 031115 with answers in RED 1) The "slot" position for
the plate umpire allows you to see the pitch from the pitchers hand to the catches
glove ? T of F 2) On a batted ball into fair territory the plate umpire should exit to
the catchers left & trail the batter / runner ? T of F 3) With no runners on base , the
base umpires starting position is 1821 feet behind 1st base, in fair territory. T or F
4) On a tag play, the base umpire takes a position 45 degrees to the path of the
runner, 1012 feet from the play ? T of F 5) Plate umpire should trail the batter /
runner 2/3rds down the 1st base line ? T or F/ runner ? T of F
3) With no runners on base , the base umpires starting position is 1821 feet behind
1st base, in
fair territory. T or F
4) On a tag play, the base umpire takes a position 45 degrees to the path of the
runner, 1012
feet from the play ? T of F
5) Plate umpire should trail the batter / runner 2/3rds down the 1st base line ? T or F

Softball Rules Quiz 03415


1. The pitcher shall not throw to a base while a foot is in contact with the pitchers
plate after
having taken the pitchers position? T or F What is the penalty?
2. The pitcher must take a position with shoulders in line with 1st & 3rd base and
the ball in only
the pitching hand. T or F
3. When in the pitching position prior to the pitch , both the pivot foot and nonpivot
foot must
start in contact with the pitchers plate and within the 24" pitchers plate ? T or F
4. Before the pitchers hands come together the pitcher may legally step back from
the pitchers
plate with only the nonpivot foot?

5. While the pitcher stands behind ( totally off ) the pitchers plate she takes the sign
from the
catcher, then legally takes position on the pitchers plate , stops , simulates taking a
sign the
pitches the ball . Legal or Illegal?

Softball Rules Quiz 022515


1. The DP/FLEX option can be used provided it is made known to the home plate
umpire, prior
to the start of each inning. T or F
2. The name of the player for whom the DP is batting (FLEX) will be placed in the
10th position in
the lineup. T or F
3. The DP can only play defense for the FLEX. T or F
4. Once the game has started the player in the FLEX position on the lineup card can
bat for any
of the 9 players listed as starters.
T or F
5. Starting "2015" the DP/FLEX option is no longer permitted for Jr. High games.
Only high school
JV & Varsity are permitted to use this. T or F

Softball Rules Quiz 021815


1. Upon arriving at the softball field it is up to the umpires discretion whether to
check team
Players equipment or not, it is only required to verify with the coaches in the pre
game if their
team is legally and properly equipped T or F
2. Teams lineup cards shall include the first initial and last name, jersey number,
position and
batting order of each starting player and each eligible substitute. T or F
3. Umpires shall decide whether the grounds and other conditions are suitable for
starting the

game. T or F
4. The home team can warm up on the field while the pregame coaches / umpire
meeting takes
place. T or F
5. The home plate umpire should always deliver the ground rules. T or F

Softball Rules Quiz 021115


1. Obstruction is the act of the defense of team member that hinders or impedes a
batters
attempt to make contact with a pinched ball or that impedes the progress of a
runner or batter/
runner who is legally running bases, unless the Fielder is in possession of the ball or
is making
the initial play on a batted ball. T or F
2. Obstruction is only called when the runner intentionally impedes the fielders
ability to field a
batted ball. T or F
3. Interference is only defined as an act of physical contact by a runner that can be
intentional or
unintentional. T or F
4. When there is interference called by the umpire ( with runners on 1st & 2nd base)
, only 1 out
can be called and the play is dead. T or F
5. OnlKICKBALL/SOFTBALL QUIZ
Read each question carefully. Write T for true or F for false on the line next to
the question.
1. _______ A player running the bases may over run any base and still be safe.
2. _______ A player on 1st base must advance to 2
nd base if the ball is put into
play as a ground ball.
3. _______ Ball players need good reaction time and agility.
4. _______ Base runners can lead off their base before the ball is contacted by the

kicker or batter.
5. _______ Fielders cannot throw the ball at the base runner to get them out.
6. _______ A fielder must tag a base runner going to another base if there was no
force.
7. _______ Fair territory is defined by the line going from home plate through 1st
and 3rd base extended.
8. _______ A base runner must tag up before running to the next base if the fielding
team catches the kicked or batted ball on the fly.
9. _______ An official softball or kickball game is 7 innings.
10. _______ An inning is called once everyone on your team has had a chance to kick
or bat the ball.
11. _______ In softball or kickball, you are out if you foul the third strike.
12. _______ If a batted or kicked ball contacts a base runner as they are moving
around the
they are still safe and the pitch is replayed.
EXTRA CREDIT:
What is the infield fly rule?y the Base umpire can call obstruction when it occurs
between 1st & 2nd or 2nd & 3rd
base. T or F

2.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

3.
A.

How many innings are played in a slow pitch softball game?


3
5
7
9

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

21
If there is a runner on 1st and another runner on 2nd and there are no outs - where are there force outs?
Only 1st base
1st and 2nd base
1st, 2nd and 3rd base
Only 2nd base
Only 3rd base
Which of the following is illegal in the game of slow pitch softball?
Stealing a base

Leading off from the base


Bunting
Pitching overhanded
All of the above are illegal
Which base always has a force out play?

B.
C.
D.
E.

4.

1st base
2nd base
3rd base
Home plate
None of the above
A batter is called "out" when s/he has _______ strikes.

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

5.

One
Two

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Three
Four
None of the above
Besides the pitcher and catcher, there are ________ infielders on the field at one time.

6.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Three
Four
Five
Six
You can have as many infielders are you want
7. A game is being played between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers in the city of Milwaukee. It's the
top of the 3rd inning. Which team is up to bat?
There is no way to determine this with this information
Whoever is winning
The Chicago Cubs
The Milwaukee Brewers
8. A batter/runner is ____________ when the ball that s/he hits is caught on a "fly".
Out

A.
B.
C.
D.

Safe

9.

Reserved
Walked
The person who tosses the ball so that the batter can hit it, is called the _______________.

A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

10.

Catcher
Pitcher
Shortstop
Umpire
First base person
What is needed to be done to get a runner out in a force-out situation?

A The ball has to be thrown and caught near the base the runner is advancing to and that player has to step on the
. base before the runner gets to the base
B. The ball is thrown at the runner and if they runner is hit, they are out
C. The fielder has to force the runner off the base and then tag them
D.
All of the above
E.
None of the above