I had this happen in my high school game the other day.
Count 3-2 with runner on first. I mistakenly thought it was 2-2. Pitcher threw a ball.
Batter went to 1st on walk.
Runner on first slowly takes off to 2nd.
Catcher throws to second thinking it was 2-2.
Ball goes into center.
Runner goes to third.
Afterthought I should have called dead ball and sent the runner on third back to second, but I left him on third because I never called dead ball or time after the walk.
What’s your thoughts?
Happy to help!
In this situation the reality supersedes the umpires mistaken thought of a 2-2 count. A walk is not a dead ball situation. In fact we don’t ever call time out in a BB situation until the batter-runner reaches first base.
~ Nick Schultheis