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Baseball Rules in Black and White

2017 NFHS Rule Changes 

Slide Rule 2-32-2 c Pg.23

It is now legal to (slide past home plate) and make non-malicious contact with or alter the play of a fielder.


Coaches Interference Rule 3-2-2 Penalty Pg. 27

When (runners are assisted) by a coach they are now (immediately called out) and the ball remains live.

          Point at the runner, call interference and signal out.

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Warning/Ejection Rule 3-3-1 Penalty Pg. 28, 29

The rule has simply reverted back to the past years enforcement protocol

First minor infraction: Verbal or a written warning and restricted to bench!


Second minor infraction: Written warning and restricted to bench.

Third minor infraction: Ejection!

Any major offense is still an immediate ejection!


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 Umpire Interference 

Umpire interference has been assigned it's own rule number: Rule 8-3-6 Pg.52