WYBSL Softball Umpire Survey (Fall 2013)
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1.
Thank you for supporting the WYBSL and umpiring this season!  This survey will help us help you become a better umpire.  Please enter your name and email address below, before starting.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
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Required 2.
The batter's box is 3 ft X 7 ft and 6 inches from home plate.
True
False
Required 3.
Appeals are made by touching the intended runner, base missed or original base (if a caught ball), must be clearly intended verbal or unmistakable act and made before next pitch or play.
True
False
Required 4.
A fielder fields a fly ball with his glove, runs into another player and then drops the ball will be judged to have caught the ball provided he traveled at least 3 steps.
True
False
Required 5.

A runner leaving the base prior to the release of the pitch by the pitcher will result in a dead ball; no pitch will be considered and the runner is called out.

True
False
Required 6.

A pitcher's inning count, defensive conferences & ejections should be noted on game card.

True
False
Required 7.

Plate umpire sees the catcher's glove nick the bat as it is being swung- this is interference - and an immediate  dead ball.

True
False
Required 8.

In the WYBSL, a team must start, play and finish with a minimum of eight players.

True
False
Required 9.

The runner is out if the runner interferes with a fielder attempting to make the initial play on a fair batted ball.

True
False
Required 10.

A WYBSL coach can file a complaint with the league for a rules interpretation by an umpire at any time before the end of the game.

True
False
Required 11.

A ball hits the infield dirt outside the base line, then rolls, untouched, into fair territory where it is picked up in front of first base . Since the ball hit outside the base path, it is a foul ball.


True
False
Required 12.

WYBSL rules can be modified if both coaches and the umpire agree before starting the game.


True
False
Required 13.

Runner interference is an immediate dead ball.

True
False
Required 14.

Force Out/Timing play- A run can never score if the 3rd out was made by the batter-runner failing to reach 1st or any other runner before reaching the base to which he was forced.


True
False
Required 15.

In Red Hat, upon a drop of strike three with less than 2 outs, 1st base must be unoccupied at the time of the pitch.

True
False
Required 16.

Umpires should work with the head coaches in dealing with "difficult" fans.

True
False
Required 17.

In WYBSL Green Hat, the runner is not allowed to advance to first on a dropped third strike.

True
False
Required 18.

A coach, assistant or parent failing to leave the field upon ejection results in forfeiture of game.

True
False
Required 19.

A ball hitting home plate, then picked up by the pitcher with ball in fair territory is considered a foul ball.

True
False
Required 20.

An uncaught foul ball is an immediate dead ball.

True
False
Required 21.

2 defensive conferences/6-inning game (Green Hat) or 3 (Red Hat) are allowed with a pitching change not counting as a defensive conference.

True
False
Required 22.

In WYBSL Green Hat, no team can score more that 8 runs in an inning.

True
False
Required 23.

In Green Hat, upon ball 4, the coach or designee comes in to pitch with the strike count the same, and pitches a maximum of 3 pitches (if the last pitch is fouled, another pitch is awarded).

True
False
Required 24.

Hearing thunder or seeing lightning, the umpire should notify the coaches and immediately clear the field & dugouts and wait 20 minutes from last incidence before restarting game.

True
False
Required 25.

In the WYBSL, a new inning must start within 2 hours after the official start time.

True
False
Required 26.

Athletes exhibiting signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion must be immediately removed from the game and shall not return to play prior to being cleared by an appropriate health care professional.


True
False
Required 27.

A line drive hits the runner leading off 3rd, the base runner has one leg in fair territory, one leg out, with the ball squarely over 3rd base.  This is considered a fair ball and the runner is out.


True
False
Required 28.

Only the starting  pitcher can reinserted in the game as a pitcher, but only reinserted once.


True
False
Required 29.

An assistant coach who leaves his position to argue a judgment call could result in a bench restriction for both the assistant and the head coach.


True
False
Required 30.

The infield fly rule does not apply to Green Hat, but does apply to Red Hat games.

True
False
Required 31.

Once a game starts, the umpire determines whether field conditions allow for continued play.

True
False
Required 32.

With two outs, a substitute runner (person who made last out) can replace the catcher.


True
False
Required 33.

Jewelry or metal hair ornaments are not allowed to be worn by the players.

True
False
Required 34.

It would be obstruction if a fielder, without possession of the ball, denies access to the base the runner is attempting to achieve.

True
False
Required 35.

In signaling balls and strikes at home, balls are on the left hand, strikes on the right hand.


True
False
Required 36.

In Green Hat, a batter hit by the pitcher who is the coach, is not awarded first base.

True
False
Required 37.

Three conditions must be met for a dead ball to become live: 1) ball held by pitcher in a legal pitching position; 2) batter & catcher are in their respective boxes; and 3) the umpires gives appropriate signal.

True
False
Required 38.

In WYBSL Red Hat, no team can score more than 8 runs in an inning.

True
False
Required 39.

A strike will be charged to the batter when a pitch is struck at and missed, even if the pitch touches the batter.

True
False
Required 40.

An umpire should  yell "fair ball" if it is a close play.

True
False
Required 41.

In Green Hat, while the coaches are pitching, bunting or stealing is prohibited.

True
False
Required 42.

In the middle of an at-bat, the defensive coach notices the wrong batter is batting.  This results in an automatic out.


True
False
Required 43.

A "foul tip" is a strike and remains a live ball.

True
False
Required 44.

Base runners must stay within 3 feet of the base line running between bases.

True
False
Required 45.

In Green Hat, any pitcher hitting 3 batters in an inning or 5 batters in a game must be removed from the game as a pitcher.

True
False
Required 46.

For throws by an infielder that goes out of play, the base award is two bases from the time of the throw.


True
False
Required 47.

Thrown bat (umpire judgment)- First event is a team warning; second by team is an ejection.


True
False
Required 48.

Intentional walks are not permitted.

True
False
Required 49.

In Red Hat, a pitch with a legal motion is released and goes behind the pitcher- this is an immediate dead ball and the batter is awarded a ball.

True
False
Required 50.

The umpire is no longer required to conduct a pre-game equipment check but must verify with the coach that the equipment is legal. Upon discovery of an illegal bat, the coach gets a bench restriction; upon the 2nd time and the coach is ejected.

True
False