College Baseball Rules

  1. In the third inning, the coach goes to the mound and brings in the first baseman, Jones, to pitch. The original pitcher leaves the game and a new first baseman, Green, comes into the game. After one batter, the coach swaps F3 (Green) with F1 (Jones). Green retires the next two batters. The coach then comes back out and returns the two players to their original positions. Jones, now pitching, walks the next batter. The coach makes another trip and repeats the switch so that Jones is at first again and Green is pitching.

    A. There is no limitation on the number of times Jones and Green can switch positions.
    B. This is legal since both Jones and Green left the mound once and returned once.
    C. In the fourth inning it would be legal for Jones to return to the mound.
    D. Jones and Green are only allowed warm-up pitches the first time they come to the mound.E. When the coach comes out for the final time to switch the players, the coach should be ejected.
  2. 10-man lineup to start the game. In the sixth inning the DH is replaced offensively and is moved to the mound to pitch.

    A. The original DH, who was substituted for with a new DH and who went in to pitch, can later enter the game in a defensive position.
    B. There is the loss of the DH position.
    C. This move must be made when the team is on defense.
    D. The original DH, who is now pitching, may not return offensively if he is subsequently replaced as the pitcher
  3. 2-Umpire Mechanics. Which umpire has the "primary" responsibility of the Force Play Slide Rule at second base?

    B. HP Umpire
  4. 9-man lineup. The P/DH is removed as the pitcher.

    A. The replaced P/DH may remain as the DH, bat only in the DH spot and he or any subsequent DH may not enter the game in any other capacity.
    B. The original P/DH may be moved to a defensive position and retain the role of DH.
    C. The original P/DH, who is still filling the DH role, may move to a defensive position later in the game.
    D. The original DH, who was replaced as the pitcher, may return to pitch one time
  5. A half swing shall be called a strike if the barrel of the bat:

    D. Passes the batter's front hip.
  6. About charged conferences:

    A. An offensive team may meet during a defensive conference without the meeting being charged as long as there is no additional delay.
  7. After and ejection, the disqualified player or coach is allowed to return to the field:

    A. After the final out has been made.
    B. After the entire defense has left the field.
    C. After the entire umpire crew has left playing territory.
    D. After the umpiring crew has been escorted to their dressing area.
  8. As it relates to the enforcement of the tobacco rule:

    C. The umpires' jurisdiction begins when they arrive on the field in uniform.
  9. At the pre-game meeting, a team's Assistant Head Coach comes to the plate for the first game of a three game series.

    A. Require the head coaches of both teams to be present, even if it delays the start of the plate conference.
  10. B1 asks for and receives time to talk to his third base coach. While they are conferring, the defensive coach motions the catcher over to confer. As the offensive conference breaks up, the defensive conference breaks up as well.

    A. A defensive and an offensive conference are charged.
  11. Bases loaded, no outs, 0-0 count. The batter hits a fly ball that will come down along the third base line between third and home. The plate umpire signals "infield fly, if fair!" R3 then interferes with the third baseman while scrambling back to third base. The ball is caught over foul territory.

    B. R3 is out for interference. The batter-runner cannot be out for the infield fly rule since the ball was touched when it was foul. The batter goes back to bat with an 0-1 count.
  12. Bases loaded, one out. The batter lays down a "suicide squeeze" bunt that rolls into foul territory near the first base foul line. Due to the spinning action on the ball, the ball is rolling back towards the foul line and has a chance of becoming a fair ball. The pitcher and catcher are running towards the ball and the pitcher yells, "touch it foul" at which time the catcher scoops up the ball with the mask he is holding in his throwing hand.

    C. Score three runs and put the batter at third base.
  13. Coaches, student athletes, managers or other non-playing personnel who argue any penalty or timing decision:

    A. Are subject to ejection following a team warning.
  14. Count 3-0 with the next pitch thrown inside. The right-handed batter turns toward the back of the batter's box in order to expose his back to the pitch and protect his arm. The batter is hit in the back; however, the batter did not move closer to home plate when he turned.

    C. The batter is awarded first base on a hit-by-the pitch. The ball is dead immediately.
  15. Following a home run:

    A. The offense is restricted to the warning-track area in front of the dugout (approximately 15 feet).
  16. How many offensive meetings will a team be allowed during a regulation game and/or extra innings?

    C. Three per regulation game and one during extra innings.
  17. In a game being played under the "halted game" provision of NCAA rules, Manager Kelly of the visiting team comes out to remove his pitcher. Smith, the reliever, trots from the bullpen to the mound, takes the ball and throws his first warm up pitch. The heavens now open up and rain washes out the game. When the game resumes the next day, Andrews is on the mound to begin the "suspended game". The opposing team's manager objects stating that Smith, the pitcher of record from the previous day, must be on the mound.

    C. The rules do not require Smith to begin the resumed suspended game.
  18. In order to use the halted-game rule:

    A. In the case of a non-conference game, it must be agreed upon at the plate conference prior to the start of the contest.
  19. In the seventh inning, the defensive coach brings in a relief pitcher to replace F1. At the same time, the present DH, who is batting third, moves to first base and replaces the first baseman, who is batting fourth in the lineup. The old pitcher replaces the right fielder who batted eighth in the order.

    D. The coach must designate the position of the old pitcher and new pitcher in the order before he crosses the foul line to make the pitching change.
  20. No runners, one out. The batter hits a gapper to left center field. As the batter-runner touches 2nd he is obstructed by the 2nd baseman who is standing on the bag. After running 4 more strides in attempting to run to 3rd, the batter runner falls and tears his MCL. He is not able to advance to third or return to 2nd. The fall is unrelated to the obstruction. The left fielder finally retrieves the ball throws to F6 and the shortstop now tags the batter-runner.

    C. Award batter-runner third.
  21. No runners. B1's grounder is fielded by F4. F4's throw goes over the first baseman's head and into the dugout. B1 misses first base on his way to second following the overthrow.

    B. B1 is awarded two bases from the time of the pitch but must touch first base before proceeding with the award or be subject to being called out on appeal.
  22. No runners. The batter hits a dribbler up the first base line. Both F1 and F2 are converging on the ball. F1 fields the ball near the 45-foot line in fair territory. Seeing that F1 will field the ball, F2 slows down and the batter-runner makes contact with F2. The batter-runner is running legally between home and first base. F1 throws to F3 for the out.

    C. Obstruction, award the batter-runner first base.
  23. On the coach's first trip in that inning and second of the game, he goes to the mound and removes his starter, who is also the DH. After handing the ball to the relief pitcher, the coach leaves the mound and returns to the dugout. After entering the dugout, the coach comes back to the plate umpire and indicates that "the removed pitcher will remain as the DH."

    B. The coach should have made the substitution to the plate umpire prior to his entering the dugout. It is too late to request that the old pitcher be allowed to remain in the game as the DH.
  24. R1 and R3. As the pitcher begins his preliminary stretch in the set position, R1 breaks for second base in an attempt to cause a balk or draw a throw from the pitcher. The pitcher ignores R1 and continues with his stretch and comes to a complete stop. Prior to the pitcher beginning his motion to deliver the pitch, R1 has touched second base. The batter fouls off the pitch.

    E. R3 stays at third, R1 stays at second.
  25. R1 is leading off first base when F1 picks to first. The first baseman drops his right knee to the ground, preventing the base runner from touching any part of first base. F3 then catches the ball and tags R1.

    A. The umpire declares "Obstruction" and awards R1 second base.
  26. R1, one out, 1-1 count. B2 is legally in the batter's box. B2 swings and misses and his normal follow-through unintentionally strikes the catcher while the catcher is in the act of throwing to second base in an unsuccessful attempt to retire R1.

    A. The batter is not out, strike two and R1 goes back to first base.
  27. With no-one on base, the catcher requests "time" to go to the mound and talk to his pitcher.

    B. The 20-second pitch clock is paused while the catcher talks with his pitcher.
  28. With no one on base, after "time" has been called, when does the "paused" pitch clock restart?

    A. When the plate umpire points the ball back into play.
  29. Which of the following statements is true?

    B. A player may never throw from dead ball territory
  30. Which of the following situations or plays cannot lead to an umpire conference for the purpose of 'getting the call right'.

    C. A possible pulled foot by a fielder.
  31. When a relief pitcher enters the game he is allowed:

    A. Only the number of pitches he can throw in the 90-second or 108-second time frame.
    B. The 90-second clock is started at the time the relief pitcher reaches the dirt area of the mound.
    C. Even though the pitch clock is running, the relief pitcher is allowed eight warm-up throws without penalty.
    D. 90-seconds to get in his eight warm-up pitches.
  32. When a pitcher chooses to wear a neoprene sleeve he must:

    A. Wear a uniform undershirt over the neoprene sleeve that is of the same color as that of his teammates.
  33. What is the penalty for the pitcher violating the 20-second rule?

    B. Warn the pitcher and then award a ball to the hitter on the next violation of the 20-second rule.
  34. What is the penalty for the first violation by the defense of the new 90-second pitch clock protocol?

    A. A ball is awarded to the first batter.
  35. Umpire jurisdiction, as it relates to personal confrontations and unsportsmanlike conduct directed at the officiating crew begins:

    D. When the umpires enter the game site and ends when the umpires leave the game site.
  36. The starting pitcher is replaced in the top of the ninth inning after giving up a home run that broke a 1-1 tie. As he is leaving the field, the player blasts the home plate umpire and is ejected.

    D. Four game suspension
  37. The starting pitcher has been warned once for violating the 20-second pitch clock rule. He is removed as the pitcher in the second inning. The new pitcher immediately violates the 20-second pitch clock rule.

    A. No penalty "ball" is issued but the new pitcher receives his warning for violating the 20-second rule and any further violation will result in a ball being awarded to the hitter.
  38. The pitcher's glove must:

    D. Be black or brown.
  39. R2, two outs. B4 singles. The batter-runner has touched first at the time the outfielder releases the ball. The catcher has caught the ball when R2 slides and knocks the ball out of the catcher's glove. The ball goes into a dead ball area. All aspects of the play at the plate are legal. The batter-runner has touched second prior to the ball rolling into a dead ball area.

    D. R2 scores and B4 is awarded third base.
  40. R2, no outs. The batter bunts the ball down the third base line. F1 and F5 hover over the ball (hoping it will go foul). The ball stays fair, hits third base and then hits R2 who has advanced to and is standing on third base.

    A. The runner is out because the ball has not passed a fielder.
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