College Baseball Rules

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  1. In the third inning, the coach goes to the mound and brings in the first baseman, Jones, to pitch. The original pitcher leaves the game and a new first baseman, Green, comes into the game. After one batter, the coach swaps F3 (Green) with F1 (Jones). Green retires the next two batters. The coach then comes back out and returns the two players to their original positions. Jones, now pitching, walks the next batter. The coach makes another trip and repeats the switch so that Jones is at first again and Green is pitching.

    A. There is no limitation on the number of times Jones and Green can switch positions.
    B. This is legal since both Jones and Green left the mound once and returned once.
    C. In the fourth inning it would be legal for Jones to return to the mound.
    D. Jones and Green are only allowed warm-up pitches the first time they come to the mound.E. When the coach comes out for the final time to switch the players, the coach should be ejected.
  2. 10-man lineup to start the game. In the sixth inning the DH is replaced offensively and is moved to the mound to pitch.

    A. The original DH, who was substituted for with a new DH and who went in to pitch, can later enter the game in a defensive position.
    B. There is the loss of the DH position.
    C. This move must be made when the team is on defense.
    D. The original DH, who is now pitching, may not return offensively if he is subsequently replaced as the pitcher
  3. 2-Umpire Mechanics. Which umpire has the "primary" responsibility of the Force Play Slide Rule at second base?

    A. Base umpire.
    B. Whichever umpire has the best look.
    C. HP Umpire
    C. HP Umpire
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  4. 9-man lineup. The P/DH is removed as the pitcher.

    A. The replaced P/DH may remain as the DH, bat only in the DH spot and he or any subsequent DH may not enter the game in any other capacity.
    B. The original P/DH may be moved to a defensive position and retain the role of DH.
    C. The original P/DH, who is still filling the DH role, may move to a defensive position later in the game.
    D. The original DH, who was replaced as the pitcher, may return to pitch one time
  5. A half swing shall be called a strike if the barrel of the bat:

    A. Passes any part of the plate.
    B. Passes the batter's front hip.
    C. Passes the batter's front knee.
    D. Passes the front edge of home plate.
    B. Passes the batter's front hip.
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  6. About charged conferences:

    A. In extra innings, a team is not allowed to carry over unused defensive conferences.
    B. An offensive team may meet during a defensive conference without the meeting being charged as long as there is no additional delay.
    C. A defensive team may meet during an offensive conference without the meeting being charged as long as there is no additional delay.
    D. In extra innings, a team is allowed to have one defensive conference every inning without having to replace the pitcher.
    B. An offensive team may meet during a defensive conference without the meeting being charged as long as there is no additional delay.
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  7. After and ejection, the disqualified player or coach is allowed to return to the field:

    A. After the final out has been made.
    B. After the entire defense has left the field.
    C. After the entire umpire crew has left playing territory.
    D. After the umpiring crew has been escorted to their dressing area.
  8. As it relates to the enforcement of the tobacco rule:

    A. The umpires' jurisdiction begins upon their arrival at the site of competition.
    B. The umpires' jurisdiction begins upon the arrival at the site of competition when they report their arrival to the home team game administrator.
    C. The umpires' jurisdiction begins when they arrive on the field in uniform.
    C. The umpires' jurisdiction begins when they arrive on the field in uniform.
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  9. At the pre-game meeting, a team's Assistant Head Coach comes to the plate for the first game of a three game series.

    A. Allow the Asst. Head Coach to represent his team at the plate conference and eject the head coach because he violated the new rule change.
    B. Require the head coaches of both teams to be present, even if it delays the start of the plate conference.
    C. Allow the Assistant Head Coach to be that team's representative.
    D. Allow the Asst. Head Coach to attend the conference but restrict the head coach to the dugout for the entire game.
    B. Require the head coaches of both teams to be present, even if it delays the start of the plate conference.
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  10. B1 asks for and receives time to talk to his third base coach. While they are conferring, the defensive coach motions the catcher over to confer. As the offensive conference breaks up, the defensive conference breaks up as well.

    A. An offensive conference is charged.
    B. A defensive conference is charged.
    C. A defensive and an offensive conference are charged.
    C. A defensive and an offensive conference are charged.
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  11. Bases loaded, no outs, 0-0 count. The batter hits a fly ball that will come down along the third base line between third and home. The plate umpire signals "infield fly, if fair!" R3 then interferes with the third baseman while scrambling back to third base. The ball is caught over foul territory.

    A. R3 is out for interference.
    B. The batter-runner is out for the infield fly since the ball could have become fair if untouched. R2 and R1 must return to their bases.
    C. R3 is out for interference. The batter-runner cannot be out for the infield fly rule since the ball was touched when it was foul. The batter goes back to bat with an 0-1 count.
    D. R3 is out for interference. The batter-runner cannot be out for the infield fly since the ball was touched when it was foul. The batter goes back to bat with a 0-0 count.
    C. R3 is out for interference. The batter-runner cannot be out for the infield fly rule since the ball was touched when it was foul. The batter goes back to bat with an 0-1 count.
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  12. Bases loaded, one out. The batter lays down a "suicide squeeze" bunt that rolls into foul territory near the first base foul line. Due to the spinning action on the ball, the ball is rolling back towards the foul line and has a chance of becoming a fair ball. The pitcher and catcher are running towards the ball and the pitcher yells, "touch it foul" at which time the catcher scoops up the ball with the mask he is holding in his throwing hand.

    A. Score one run and put the batter at first base.
    B. Score three runs and put the batter at third base.
    C. Foul ball.
    D. Score three runs and put the batter at first base.
    B. Score three runs and put the batter at third base.
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  13. Coaches, student athletes, managers or other non-playing personnel who argue any penalty or timing decision:

    A. Are subject to ejection following individual warnings being issued.
    B. Are subject to ejection following a team warning.
    C. Should be warned each time an argument is raised before an ejection is imposed.
    D. Are subject to immediate ejection.
    B. Are subject to ejection following a team warning.
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  14. Count 3-0 with the next pitch thrown inside. The right-handed batter turns toward the back of the batter's box in order to expose his back to the pitch and protect his arm. The batter is hit in the back; however, the batter did not move closer to home plate when he turned.

    A. The batter is not awarded first base since he must move away from the pitch.
    B. The batter is not awarded first base since he allowed himself to get hit by the pitch.
    C. The batter is awarded first base on a hit-by-the pitch. The ball is dead immediately.
    D. The batter is awarded first base on ball four. The ball remains live and in play.
    C. The batter is awarded first base on a hit-by-the pitch. The ball is dead immediately.
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  15. Following a home run:

    A. The offense may congregate around the plate to congratulate the base runners and the hitter.
    B. There are no restrictions because there have been no sportsmanship issues.
    C. The offense is restricted to the warning-track area in front of the dugout (approximately 15 feet).
    D. The offense must remain in the dugout to congratulate team members.
    C. The offense is restricted to the warning-track area in front of the dugout (approximately 15 feet).
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  16. How many offensive meetings will a team be allowed during a regulation game and/or extra innings?

    A. Three per regulation game and one for every three extra innings played.
    B. One every three innings in a regulation game and one during extra innings.
    C. Three per regulation game and one during extra innings.
    D. One per inning in a regulation game and one per inning for extra innings.
    E. None of the above.
    C. Three per regulation game and one during extra innings.
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  17. In a game being played under the "halted game" provision of NCAA rules, Manager Kelly of the visiting team comes out to remove his pitcher. Smith, the reliever, trots from the bullpen to the mound, takes the ball and throws his first warm up pitch. The heavens now open up and rain washes out the game. When the game resumes the next day, Andrews is on the mound to begin the "suspended game". The opposing team's manager objects stating that Smith, the pitcher of record from the previous day, must be on the mound.

    A. Smith must pitch to one batter, or retire the side before being replaced.
    B. Smith may be replaced immediately only if the offense brings up a pinch hitter.
    C. The rules do not require Smith to begin the resumed suspended game.
    C. The rules do not require Smith to begin the resumed suspended game.
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  18. In order to use the halted-game rule:

    A. The coaches may decide, at any time the score is out-of-hand, to invoke the rule.
    B. It must be a conference game.
    C. The home coach makes the decision when the halted-game rule will be used.
    D. In the case of a non-conference game, it must be agreed upon at the plate conference prior to the start of the contest.
    D. In the case of a non-conference game, it must be agreed upon at the plate conference prior to the start of the contest.
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  19. In the seventh inning, the defensive coach brings in a relief pitcher to replace F1. At the same time, the present DH, who is batting third, moves to first base and replaces the first baseman, who is batting fourth in the lineup. The old pitcher replaces the right fielder who batted eighth in the order.

    A. The DH now bats in the fourth spot in the lineup.
    B. The DH may be moved in the batting order with this double-switch.
    C. The new pitcher will bat third.
    D. The coach must designate the position of the old pitcher and new pitcher in the order before he crosses the foul line to make the pitching change.
    D. The coach must designate the position of the old pitcher and new pitcher in the order before he crosses the foul line to make the pitching change.
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  20. No runners, one out. The batter hits a gapper to left center field. As the batter-runner touches 2nd he is obstructed by the 2nd baseman who is standing on the bag. After running 4 more strides in attempting to run to 3rd, the batter runner falls and tears his MCL. He is not able to advance to third or return to 2nd. The fall is unrelated to the obstruction. The left fielder finally retrieves the ball throws to F6 and the shortstop now tags the batter-runner.

    A. Call the batter-runner out.
    B. Award batter-runner home as he might have made it on a close play.
    C. Put the batter-runner back on second.
    D. Award batter-runner third.
    D. Award batter-runner third.
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  21. No runners. B1's grounder is fielded by F4. F4's throw goes over the first baseman's head and into the dugout. B1 misses first base on his way to second following the overthrow.

    A. B1 is awarded two bases from the time of the pitch but must touch first base before proceeding with the award or be subject to being called out on appeal.
    B. B1 is awarded two bases from the time of the throw and is not required to touch first.
    C. This is not an opportunity for an appeal play for the defense.
    D. This is only a one base award.
    A. B1 is awarded two bases from the time of the pitch but must touch first base before proceeding with the award or be subject to being called out on appeal.
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  22. No runners. The batter hits a dribbler up the first base line. Both F1 and F2 are converging on the ball. F1 fields the ball near the 45-foot line in fair territory. Seeing that F1 will field the ball, F2 slows down and the batter-runner makes contact with F2. The batter-runner is running legally between home and first base. F1 throws to F3 for the out.

    A. The play stands. The catcher has the same right to field the ball as the pitcher.
    B. Obstruction, award the batter-runner first base.
    C. The play stands. The batter-runner initiated contact on the catcher from behind.
    D. Obstruction, award the batter-runner second base.
    B. Obstruction, award the batter-runner first base.
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  23. On the coach's first trip in that inning and second of the game, he goes to the mound and removes his starter, who is also the DH. After handing the ball to the relief pitcher, the coach leaves the mound and returns to the dugout. After entering the dugout, the coach comes back to the plate umpire and indicates that "the removed pitcher will remain as the DH."

    A. If the coach wants the replaced pitcher to remain as the DH, he must remove the substitute pitcher after the substitute pitcher has completed pitching to one batter or the side is retired.
    B. Even if the move was made within the proper time frame, it would not be legal to allow the replaced pitcher to remain as the DH.
    C. The coach should have made the substitution to the plate umpire prior to his entering the dugout. It is too late to request that the old pitcher be allowed to remain in the game as the DH.
    D. This move is a legal substitution.
    C. The coach should have made the substitution to the plate umpire prior to his entering the dugout. It is too late to request that the old pitcher be allowed to remain in the game as the DH.
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  24. R1 and R3. As the pitcher begins his preliminary stretch in the set position, R1 breaks for second base in an attempt to cause a balk or draw a throw from the pitcher. The pitcher ignores R1 and continues with his stretch and comes to a complete stop. Prior to the pitcher beginning his motion to deliver the pitch, R1 has touched second base. The batter fouls off the pitch.

    A. R3 stays at third, R1 is returned to first.
    B. R3 stays at third, R1 stays at second.
    C. R3 stays at third, R1 must return to first and retouch prior to the next pitch.
    D. R3 is awarded home, R1 stays at second.
    E. R3 is awarded home, R1 stays at second.
    B. R3 stays at third, R1 stays at second.
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  25. R1 is leading off first base when F1 picks to first. The first baseman drops his right knee to the ground, preventing the base runner from touching any part of first base. F3 then catches the ball and tags R1.

    A. The umpire declares "Obstruction" and awards R1 second base.
    B. The umpire declares "obstruction" and awards R1 second base, if in the umpire's judgment, R1 could have advanced to second base.
    C. There is no penalty and R1 is declared out.
    D. The fielder is considered "in the act of fielding," thus there is no penalty and R1 is declared out.
    A. The umpire declares "Obstruction" and awards R1 second base.
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  26. R1, one out, 1-1 count. B2 is legally in the batter's box. B2 swings and misses and his normal follow-through unintentionally strikes the catcher while the catcher is in the act of throwing to second base in an unsuccessful attempt to retire R1.

    A. The batter is out and R1 is returned to first base.
    B. The batter is not out, strike two and R1 goes back to first base.
    C. The batter is out, R1 is allowed to keep second base.
    D. The batter is not out, strike two and R1 stays at second base.
    B. The batter is not out, strike two and R1 goes back to first base.
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  27. With no-one on base, the catcher requests "time" to go to the mound and talk to his pitcher.

    A. The 20-second pitch clock is reset once the catcher has concluded his mound visit and reaches the dirt area around home plate.
    B. The 20-second pitch clock is reset after the catcher has concluded his mound visit and has returned to the catcher's box.
    C. The 20-second pitch clock is paused while the catcher talks with his pitcher.
    D. The 20-second pitch clock continues to run during the time the catcher goes to the mound.
    C. The 20-second pitch clock is paused while the catcher talks with his pitcher.
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  28. With no one on base, after "time" has been called, when does the "paused" pitch clock restart?

    A. When the pitcher gets on the rubber and is ready to get his sign.
    B. When the plate umpire points the ball back into play.
    C. When the defensive player returns to his position.
    D. When the batter gets reset in the batter's box.
    B. When the plate umpire points the ball back into play.
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  29. Which of the following statements is true?

    A. All lines that designate dead ball territory are in fact part of the dead ball territory.
    B. All lines that designate dead ball territory are in fact part of the live ball territory
    C. A player may never throw from dead ball territory.
    C. A player may never throw from dead ball territory
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  30. Which of the following situations or plays cannot lead to an umpire conference for the purpose of 'getting the call right'.

    A. Cases in which a foul tip is dropped or trapped by the catcher.
    B. Plays where the calling umpire erred because he did not see a ball dropped or juggled.
    C. A possible pulled foot by a fielder.
    D. Spectator interference plays.
    E. Decisions regarding whether a hit ball is a home run or ground rule double.
    F. Plays where a foul fly ball is caught or not caught.
    G. None of the above
    C. A possible pulled foot by a fielder.
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  31. When a relief pitcher enters the game he is allowed:

    A. Only the number of pitches he can throw in the 90-second or 108-second time frame.
    B. The 90-second clock is started at the time the relief pitcher reaches the dirt area of the mound.
    C. Even though the pitch clock is running, the relief pitcher is allowed eight warm-up throws without penalty.
    D. 90-seconds to get in his eight warm-up pitches.
  32. When a pitcher chooses to wear a neoprene sleeve he must:

    A. The pitcher can only wear a neoprene sleeve if all the other defensive players are wearing one.
    B. Choose a sleeve that matches the color of the undershirts of the other defensive players on the field.
    C. Wear a uniform undershirt over the neoprene sleeve that is of the same color as that of his teammates.
    D. Wear neoprene sleeves on both arms.
    C. Wear a uniform undershirt over the neoprene sleeve that is of the same color as that of his teammates.
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  33. What is the penalty for the pitcher violating the 20-second rule?

    A. Warn the pitcher and then award a ball to the hitter on the next violation of the 20-second rule.
    B. Warn the pitcher, award a ball to the hitter on the second occurance and then eject the pitcher on the third.
    C. Warn the pitcher twice and then award a ball to the hitter.
    D. Award a ball to the batter.
    A. Warn the pitcher and then award a ball to the hitter on the next violation of the 20-second rule.
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  34. What is the penalty for the first violation by the defense of the new 90-second pitch clock protocol?

    A. The pitcher is ejected if this is his second violation.
    B. A team warning is issued. Any subsequent violation by any pitcher of that team results in a ball being awarded to the first batter of that inning.
    C. A ball is awarded to the first batter.
    D. A warning is issued that only applies to that pitcher. The initial violation by other pitchers from that team is also penalized with a warning.
    C. A ball is awarded to the first batter.
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  35. Umpire jurisdiction, as it relates to personal confrontations and unsportsmanlike conduct directed at the officiating crew begins:

    A. When the umpires enter the game site and ends when the last out is recorded.
    B. When the umpires enter the game site and ends when the umpires leave the game site.
    C. When the umpires check the bats and helmets and ends when the umpires leave the game site.
    D. When the umpire receives the lineup cards at home plate and ends when the last out is recorded.
    B. When the umpires enter the game site and ends when the umpires leave the game site.
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  36. The starting pitcher is replaced in the top of the ninth inning after giving up a home run that broke a 1-1 tie. As he is leaving the field, the player blasts the home plate umpire and is ejected.

    A. No suspension, just a routine ejection for the remainder of that game.
    B. One game suspension
    C. Four game suspension
    D. Two game suspension
    C. Four game suspension
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  37. The starting pitcher has been warned once for violating the 20-second pitch clock rule. He is removed as the pitcher in the second inning. The new pitcher immediately violates the 20-second pitch clock rule.

    A. No penalty "ball" is issued but the new pitcher receives his warning for violating the 20-second rule and any further violation will result in a ball being awarded to the hitter.
    B. A ball is awarded to the batter because the old pitcher had already been warned once for violating the 20-second rule.
    C. Warnings issued for violations of the 20-second clock rule are considered "team warnings" and apply to all subsequent pitchers.
    D. Regardless of the number of pitchers who follow the second pitcher, no other warnings will be issued and penalties will be enforced with all future violations of the 20-second clock rule.
    A. No penalty "ball" is issued but the new pitcher receives his warning for violating the 20-second rule and any further violation will result in a ball being awarded to the hitter.
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  38. The pitcher's glove must:

    A. Be any color except gray or white.
    B. Be black or brown.
    C. Not have any white logo even if the umpire does not deem it distracting.
    D. Be two-tone black and gray.
    B. Be black or brown.
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  39. R2, two outs. B4 singles. The batter-runner has touched first at the time the outfielder releases the ball. The catcher has caught the ball when R2 slides and knocks the ball out of the catcher's glove. The ball goes into a dead ball area. All aspects of the play at the plate are legal. The batter-runner has touched second prior to the ball rolling into a dead ball area.

    A. R2 is the third out for malicious contact. The ball is dead immediately.
    B. R2 scores and B4 is awarded third base.
    C. R2 scores and B4 remains at second base.
    D. R2 scores and B4 is awarded home.
    B. R2 scores and B4 is awarded third base.
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  40. R2, no outs. The batter bunts the ball down the third base line. F1 and F5 hover over the ball (hoping it will go foul). The ball stays fair, hits third base and then hits R2 who has advanced to and is standing on third base.

    A. The runner is not out because he is in contact with the base.
    B. The runner is not out because F1 and F5 chose not to make a play on the ball.
    C. Two base award.
    D. The runner is out because the ball has not passed a fielder.
    D. The runner is out because the ball has not passed a fielder.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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