Points of Emphasis Plate Umpire Responsibility Fair / Foul calls Catch / No-catch calls Strike / Balls Base Umpire Responsibility Touch of base Tag up Help PU with deadball calls Plate umpire has to move with every pitch Base umpire may have to cover call at 3 rd HUSTLE
Starting Position BU PU Holding Area Between 1 st and 2 nd base Behind the catcher behind the 2 nd baseman 2 ND far enough to avoid interfering with the fielder
Base hit or Fly ball to the outfield BU PU PU moves to the pitching plate Button-hook inside to see BR touch 1 st base Be prepared to take BR all the way to 3 rd base BU BR
Ground ball to the infield BU PU PU down foul line Make call on BR
Ground ball to the infield with runner on 2 nd BU PU BU makes call on BR R1 PU moves up foul line to make call on play at 3 rd
Fly Ball Coverage BU PU BU button-hooks in to make call on BR PU moves up foul line to get best angle. PU is responsible for catch / no-catch.
BU goes out on fly ball BU PU PU moves to holding Area BU takes fly ball PU has all call on runners PU has all touches of bases
Fly ball to LF with runners on 1 st and 2 nd BU PU PU has fair/foul BU has tag-up at 1 st and 2 nd PU has catch / no-catch R2 R1
Fly ball to RF with runners on 1 st, 2 nd and 3 rd BU PU PU has fair/foul BU has tag-up at 2 nd and 3 rd PU has catch / no-catch R2 R1 PU tag-up at 1st R3
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