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Ask the Ump – Play 13

Play: The runner from 3rd is hit by a pitch in the strike zone while attempting to steal home.

Ruling: The ball is dead when it hits the runner, a strike is registered, and, provided it’s not strike three and the third out of the inning, the run counts.

Sources: Major League Baseball Rule 5.09(h); NFHS 5.1.1(a)

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