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Illegal pitches define Day 1

Updated: June 4, 2010, 12:42 AM ET
By Graham Hays

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Softball wasn't spared from a conversation about officiating supplanting what should have been a showcase.

Just don't expect any apologies from the umpires, coaches or pitchers in this debate.

From the 2010-11 rules, section 1.28 (definitions).

Crow hop: "An illegal act in which the pitcher's pivot foot leaves the pitcher's plate and re-contacts the ground before the release of the pitch."

And from section 10.4.5 (pitching rules). ...

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