Baseball

2020-21 Baseball Considerations for COVID

BASEBALL considerations FINAL 2020-21 Baseball Considerations In support of the Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities, the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee offers this document for state associations to consider whether any possible rules could be altered for the 2020-21 season. The considerations outlined in this document are …

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Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Baseball Game suspended

Crossroad Diamond Club, sponsors of the annual high school baseball all-star game for the MAC, has voted to suspend the all-star event due to the coronavirus. This is only the second time in 45 years that the event has been suspended. Even though the club is unable to hold the …

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New NOCSAE Chest Protector Pad is Identified

From: B. Elliot Hopkins, MLD, CAA, Director of Sports, Sanctioning and Student Services The NFHS recently identified that a NOCSAE certified chest pad that protects the heart and the cardiac silhouette is being offered by chest protector manufacturers to fit on top of an existing non-NOCSAE approved chest protector making …

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Former MHSAA umpire to work in 2019 World Series

Lance Barksdale of Mississippi has reached the pinnacle for a Major League Baseball umpire. Mr. Barksdale is scheduled to work his first World Series beginning tonight, when the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals is Game 1. He is one of seven umpires who will be on the field for …

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Expanded Designated Hitter Role Coming to High School Baseball

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 27, 2019) — The role of the designated hitter in high school baseball has been expanded to give coaches an additional option for the 2020 season. The revision to Rule 3-1-4 was the only change recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball …

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