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If the runner was not on the base at the time when the pitcher entered the pitching circle they can still steal a base. The runner has a certain amount of time to decide to either steal or return to their original base once the pitcher is in the circle. They cannot rock though, or pretend to go either way and then go the other. Once they commit to one direction they have to go that direction, unless the ball leaves the pitcher's circle again.

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Q: In fast pitch once the pitcher is in the circle and the ball is in her hands can the runners steal or does she have to be on the mound ASA?
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