Answer: Umpire must judge intentional or unintentional action but batter is “not” called out. If deliberate, player would be ejected and sub would replace player on first. In other case, umpire would issue warning to head coach with next violation by any player on said team to be ejected. (BB – Rule 3, Sec. 3, Art. 1(c); SB – Rule 3, Sec. 6, Art. 3)
Question: After game has started, the visiting team’s assistant coach hits balls to infielders in home half of third inning prior to the at bat. Legal?
Answer: Illegal action with team warning issued to head coach. (BB – Rule 3-3-1(e); SB – Rule 3-6-4)