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1st batter flies out.  Second batter comes to the plate and defense realizes that 1st batter has batted out of order.  Apparently umpire deems her at bat void and team is penalized an out.  2 batters later, girl who hit out of order comes to bat.  Is this correct?  Can she bat twice an inning?

Hi Tracy,

If BOO was appealed before a pitch to the 2nd batter,

The person who should have batted is out.
The person who batted, their turn is negated (doesn't count)
That batter can bat again if their regular turn comes up during the inning.

So yes she can bat twice.



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