PSOA Rules Meeting. Balks/Obstruction/ Interference. Balks. Definition: An illegal act by a pitcher with runner(s) on base. Feinting motion without throwing the ball to home. Feints a throw to one base, throws to another without disengaging the rubber.
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Front Leg Flex
How to recognize Front Leg Flex
Dropping the Ball
Def: The act of the OFFENSIVE player, umpire, nongame person who interferes with; physically or verbally hinders; confuses; or impedes any fielder attempting to make a play.
(Entire foot has to be outside the line to be out of the lane)
(Runner may leave the lane to avoid contact)
(Runner may leave the runners lane during the last stride)
(Runner can run away from fielder)
(Runner can slide away from fielder)
(When in doubt it is interference)
Interference of Double Play
Obstruction or Interference
You make the Call