the fielder must tag the base runner
the base fielder cant catch
If the fielder is attempting to make a play on a batted ball, and the base runner runs into the fielder, then the runner is out. If there is no play to be made on the ball, and the fielder is standing in the base line and is run into by the base runner, then it is interference on the fielder, and the runner is awarded the next base.
A baseball field is larger and it has a pitching mound. A softball field has an extended first base to protect the fielder and runner.
No, the fielder does NOT have to touch the base before tagging a runner out. The fielder only touches the base on a forced play.
It's a play where in the fielder throws the ball to 1st base to get the batter-runner out. This play is always done when there are no runners on base.
When the ball is thrown to a base where the runner is trying to advance. The runner instead of continuing to the base stops and tries to return to the base from which they came. The fielder then throws the ball to that base causing the runner to change their direction again and so forth until the runner is tagged out or safely reaches a base.
Yes. The fielder covering the base does NOT have to tag the runner. The runner is forced out when the fielder steps on the base before the runner can make it back. Got that.
Yes, if the fielder had full possession of the ball when he touched the base the runner is out.
The runner is out as long as the fielder you touches has the ball in his glove
As long as it isn't the third out.