Apr 1

2021 Umpire Exam

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2021 MSF Umpire Exam

NSF/MSF

Umpire Exam 2021

This exam is based on the rules/definitions found in the NSF/MSF Softball Rulebook, 4th Edition.

Select the most correct answer. Read the question, and all selections carefully and completely.

If abbreviations or acronyms are used in this exam, F = fielder, B = batter and R = runner.  FP is for fastpitch; MP refers to Modified

The following questions may be applicable for Slowpitch, Fastpitch, and Modified Pitch.
If the rules differ for the three, the first set of questions default to Slowpitch rules.

If you fail to receive a passing score on this test you must retake it by going to the right–hand side of the MSF Umpires page on www.msf1.org and click on 2021 Umpire Exam and take a new random one.

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The batter hits a high fly ball down the line to right field. Fielder, with both feet clearly in fair territory, reaches across the foul line in an attempt to catch the ball. While the ball is still in the air, completely over foul ground, the ball deflects off of Fielder’s glove and lands in fair territory. The correct call is:

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The batter is called out, if any coach or member of the offensive team, except a runner, interferes with a fielder attempting to catch a fly ball in foul territory.

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For MP, Which of the following is true for a legal delivery:

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Any player showing signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the game and shall not return to play until cleared by the umpire.

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The proper signal for an illegal pitch is:

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Caps, visors, scarves, and headbands are optional and not considered part of the player's uniform.  They may be any color or style and can be worn forward or backward. 

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In the top half of the third inning with two outs, it is discovered that the pitcher's plate is set at the wrong distance. 

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In youth FP, a batting helmet shall be worn by offensive personnel while:

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If the courtesy runner’s time to bat comes when they are on base:

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Players found to be using altered, illegal, or banned bats will be:

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In NSF-MSF Postseason Tournament Play, players may be added to the scorecard/lineup after the first pitch is thrown.

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If an eye/face shield mask or helmet is used in the infield, it can be reflective, as long as it has less than 70% tint.

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The pitcher shall release the ball within 5 seconds of either receiving the ball or the umpire saying Play Ball, or it is considered an illegal pitch.

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A fair batted ball rolls or bounces through a hole in the outfield fence. The umpire should:

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A runner is struck with a fair batted ball they attempted to avoid while touching a base,

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In FP, If a ball slips from the pitcher's hand during the delivery, it is:

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If a fair batted ball strikes an umpire before passing a fielder other than pitcher:

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In FP, A team may use a FLEX/DP option only if they have made it known in the pre-game conference before play has begun.

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Players may not wear dangerous jewelry or a uniform containing dangerous or reflective ornaments unless authorized by the team manager.

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20 / 50

In which of the following situations is the batter out?

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Interference is committed by the team at bat (offense) and may be either physical or verbal.

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Gloves or mitts may be worn by any defensive player.

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The umpire’s jurisdiction begins when:

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If an illegal pitch is called and the batter doesn’t swing:

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Which situation is not a possible appeal play?

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If there is reasonable doubt as to the interpretation of a rule by an umpire, the managers from either team may:

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If a pitched ball passes through the strike zone and strikes the plate

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A runner is on first base when Batter hits a ground ball. Runner stays in the base path and crashes into Fielder, as they are attempting to gain control of the batted ball in the base path.

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A base runner establishes their own base path if they are not being played upon.

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A batter can be assessed a penalty strike if they intentionally delay the game.

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A runner is not required to run in a direct path to a base if a fielder in the direct line does not have the ball and is not attempting to make a play on the runner.

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For FP and MP, If a pitch touches a batters clothing,

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33 / 50

A runner intentionally interferes with a defensive players ability to complete a double play:

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Concussion training is required for all umpires who umpire games in which players are < 21.

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The batter hits a ground ball to the pitcher. The batter starts to run, but seeing the pitcher in a position to tag them, takes 1 step back towards home to avoid the tag, then reaches 1st base before the throw.

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The score for a forfeited game, with play never started, is recorded as:

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For a foul ball to be caught by the catcher for an out it must travel above the batter's head.

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A run is scored when a runner legally advances and touches 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and home plate, EXCEPT, if during that action:

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39 / 50

If you can hear thunder in the distance, you are in jeopardy of being struck by lightning.

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An infield fly may be called by the umpire in which situation:

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Concussion symptoms typically include:

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When a coach makes a substitution during a game, the home plate umpire should report the substitution to:

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If a runner runs in front of a fielder or outside a base path to avoid interfering with an infielder making an initial play on a batted ball,

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If there are 2 or more umpires on a game, the Home Plate umpire is responsible for which of these:

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45 / 50

A runner starts at 1st base and overruns second base on a hit by the batter-runner. In the ensuing rundown, both runners end up on second base. A fielder tags both runners with the ball. The correct ruling is:

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A Runner is at second base. Batter hits a ground ball to an infielder who throws to first base. Batter-runner touches only the white portion and collides with Fielder who is standing on the white portion about to receive the ball. The correct ruling is:

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A batted ball that carries over the outfield fence and strikes the right side of the 1st base side foul pole in flight is:

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If a coach or other player physically assists a runner during play, the result is:

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A verbal or physical act by an offensive player to hinder or confuse a defensive player is:

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50 / 50

The entire pitched ball must pass completely through the strike zone to be considered a strike.

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Your score is