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You would have obstruction on the player that interfered with the runner, the play however is not dead. The fielder could be ejected for unnecessary excessive contact. The runner will be awarded the base he was going to but anything after that base is runner discretion meaning if the runner advances to any other base it is at their own risk.

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Q: What if a fielder takes out a runner who is on the base path - not involved with a play?
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If a player is in the line of the runner and the runner runs into the player are they out?

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Yes, if the fielder had full possession of the ball when he touched the base the runner is out.


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