It is called a "balk."
Most basically, a pitcher is restricted to a certain set of motions and one of two basic pitching positions before and during a pitch; if these are violated, a balk is called.
With a runner on base and the pitcher on or astride (with one leg on each side of) the rubber, it is a balk when the pitcher:
It should be noted that the pitcher's acts of spitting on the ball, defacing or altering the ball, rubbing the ball on the clothing or body, or applying a foreign substance to the ball, are not balks. If done intentionally, these actions result in immediate ejection for the pitcher, the result of a rule change made prior to the 2008 season.
A team has to predetermine and release it's roster before game day. A pitcher that is not assigned to that particular roster cannot come in the game. Another situation that can make a pitcher ineligible is if he were to come out of the game at any point; once a pitcher is replaced (on the mound, at the plate, or on the bases) he cannot return for the remainder of that game.
There are several ways a pitcher can make an "illegal" pitch:
- step towards a base while throwing to the plate.
- not follow the proper routine in either a "wind up" or a "set" position.
- step on the pitching rubber and then immediately throw.
- apply any substance to the ball, including saliva or sweat.
- throw a ball that's been scratched.
- intentionally throw the ball at a batter, particularly after a warning.
Summing up: illegal pitches include balks, spitballs, and beanballs.
One way is if you use vaseline on the ball or rosin on the ball.Another is by throwing a spitball.
the ball has to leave your hand before your foot leaves the base.
no it is not illegal
No, bunting in 16U softball is not illegal.
No. It is very rare to use anything but a composite bat.
Baseball is a over-handed pitch. Softball is a under-handed pitch
Draw a softball pitch and label the following features.
Because a softball is heavier then a baseball.
An underarm throw in softball is basically a pitch. If you watch a fast pitch softball team, you will see that the pitcher pitches underhand.
The ball goes slower and there is more offense in the game.
In softball, the ball is bigger. Baseball pitchers pitch the ball overhand while softball pitchers pitch underhand. Baseball is more of a boys sport and softball is generally more for girls.
underhand? what do you mean?
no the softball is much bigger and different. you use your index, middle, ring, and pinky(for support) and your thumb to pitch. softball and baseball has the nsame pitches, but different ways to do it. trust me I'm a softball player :) and a pitcher:) and a hitting slugger:)