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Ball Rotation Procedures<br />A.  The pitcher has a choice of ball to pitch at the start        of each half inning. <br /...
Ball Rotation Procedure<br />The current game ball should be used until it goes out of play or becomes unplayable.<br />  ...
Ball Rotation Procedure<br />If the pitcher requests another ball because it is unplayable, give them another ball and rem...
Ball Rotation Procedure<br />After an inning is completed, the ball should be returned to the vicinity of the pitcher’s pl...
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Ball rotation procedure

  1. 1. Ball Rotation Procedures<br />A. The pitcher has a choice of ball to pitch at the start of each half inning. <br />(EXCEPTION: If both balls do not get into play in the top of the 1st inning, the pitcher in the bottom of the 1st inning must use the 2nd game ball)<br />Use common sense and make this happen in a way that is not noticeable.<br />
  2. 2. Ball Rotation Procedure<br />The current game ball should be used until it goes out of play or becomes unplayable.<br /> When the ball goes out of play (batted foul), the umpire should put another ball in play. <br /> The pitcher now must pitch with that ball unless the ball is deemed unplayable by the umpire.<br />
  3. 3. Ball Rotation Procedure<br />If the pitcher requests another ball because it is unplayable, give them another ball and remove the unplayable ball from the game.<br /> Do not give the pitcher a choice of balls when nothing is wrong with the ball.<br />
  4. 4. Ball Rotation Procedure<br />After an inning is completed, the ball should be returned to the vicinity of the pitcher’s plate by the team leaving the field.<br /> The pitcher taking the field now has a ball with which to start the next half inning.<br /> The pitcher may request another ball from the plate umpire, the umpire should give them another ball after receiving the ball from the pitcher.<br /> The pitcher has now made their choice and must pitch that ball.<br />

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