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2015 NFHS Baseball Rule Changes

Baseball Rules Changes - 2015

·      1-5-1: Clarified the compliant type of surface for batting helmets and reaffirmed that batting helmets shall meet the NOCSAE standard.

·      2-16-1f, g: Clarified additional examples of a foul ball.

·      2-21-4, 5: Clarified the distinction between follow-through interference and backswing interference.

·      3-3-1f: Deleted the restriction of using video monitoring and replay equipment.

·      3-3-1 PEN: Deleted the accompanying penalty. 

·      5-1-1n: Clarified that backswing interference is an immediate dead ball.

·      7-3-5c: Clarified the rules for follow-through interference by the batter.

·      7-3-7: Clarified the rules for backswing interference by the batter.

·      7-3-7 PEN: Added the appropriate penalty for backswing interference.

·      Courtesy Runner: Clarified how a courtesy runner is used in a specific scenario.

  

Points of Emphasis

  • Helmet maintenance and usage
  • Pitching substitution/change
  • Sportsmanship - Celebrations around or near home plate
  • Sportsmanship - Post-game ejections

 

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