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2020 FHSAA Rules Changes

2020-03-02T13:40:41-05:00

2020 NFHS BASEBALL RULES CHANGES

Designated Hitter (DH) can be used in two ways. The DH can be listed as the tenth starter replacing one of the other nine players when it is their turn to bat. The other method is that that any one of the starting defensive players can be their own DH (in effect having two positions) within the confines of the rule requirements. Rationale This rule change assists coaches with an alternative to keep their better players in the game to contribute to the offensive output of the team and give another player a chance to participate on defense. In addition, considering the pitch count rules, this change would help pitchers to keep their bat in the game, but can come out of the game defensively to protect their arms from overuse.

FHSAA

2020 BASEBALL EDITORIAL CHANGES

  • 1-3-2b1
  • 3-1-1
  • 4-1-3b
  • 4-2-4
  • 5-1-1f5
  • 7-4-1
  • 8-3-3c
  • Dead Ball and Delayed Dead Ball Table
  • Baserunning Awards Table and Rules by State Association Adoption

2020 BASEBALL POINTS OF EMPHASIS

Game Ending Procedures

Player/Designated Hitter

Proper Pitching Positions

Force Play Slide Rule

Enforcement of NFHS Jewelry Rule

Compliance of Player’s Equipment

2020 FHSAA Rules Changes2020-03-02T13:40:41-05:00
  • DH RULE

High School DH Rule Fundamentals

2017-02-07T10:29:27-05:00

High School DH Rule Fundamentals        

DH RULE                         

 

 

 

 

  1. DH must be entered on starting lineup to be used.
  2. DH not required to be used.
  3. DH is considered a “Starter”.
  4. Defensive player being DH for on the initial lineup

    is a “Starter” also.                                                                

  1. DH can hit for any starting defensive player, not just

     the pitcher.                                                                            

  1. The DH spot is “Locked” in the batting order.
  2. DH and defensive player being hit for can re-enter

    the game once as “Starters”                                            

  1. The DH and the player he is batting for cannot be in

    the game on defense at the same time.         

High School DH Rule Fundamentals 

  

High School DH Rule Fundamentals2017-02-07T10:29:27-05:00
  • RCUA

January 28th Meeting and Clinic

2017-01-23T18:42:26-05:00

January 28th Meeting and Clinic

Our Next Meeting/Clinic is:

Bring your Gear

Baseball:

Field and Rules Clinic – Location Bolles High School – Saturday; January 21, 2017; 10:00 AM – Noon

Softball:

Field and Rules Clinic – Location Trinity High School – Saturday; January 21, 2017; 12:00-2:30pm

 

Bring your completed 2017 RCUA Registration Form, 2017 W9 and 2017 RCUA Availability Form.  All can be found at our RCUA Forms web page.

Umpires

January 28th Meeting and Clinic2017-01-23T18:42:26-05:00

Important 2016 Test Dates

2015-09-25T11:27:50-04:00

Important 2016 Test Dates

FHSAA Softball Online Rules test      Jan 10 – Jan 20
FHSAA Baseball Online Rules test      Jan 21 – Jan 30
FHSSA Softball Online Rules make-up test      Feb 12 – Feb 18
FHSAA Baseball Online Rules make-up test      Feb 12 – Feb 18

Important 2016 Test Dates

Important 2016 Test Dates

Important 2016 Test Dates2015-09-25T11:27:50-04:00