"HIT CARDS" MUST BE PLAYED AFTER "HITS" DURING THE "PITCHING SEQUENCE"!If you get a "HIT" and do NOT have a "HIT CARD", refer to SECTION E, numbers 3 and 4 in the GENERAL RULES .
PLAYERS MUST ALWAYS WAIT A MINIMIM OF ONE PITCH BETWEEN COMPLETED "ACTION CARD SERIES" BEFORE PLAYING ANOTHER OFFENSE/DEFENSE CARD. For example, after OFFENSE plays a "Double", if the DEFENSE cannot overrule with a "Long Fly Out", they CANNOT play a "Pick=Off at 2nd", nor can OFFENSE immediately follow the "Double" with a "Stolen Base", BOTH PLAYERS MUST WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE NEXT PITCH!
Players must also wait a minimim of ONE PITCH after playing a "HIT CARD", except in certain situation. ON OFFENSE, the "Stretch" card can be played immediately following a "HIT" BUT ONLY IF DEFENSE CANNOT MAKE AN OUT ON THE PLAY.
On DEFENSE, the "Ground OUt at 1st", "Fielder"s Choice", "Double Play", "Caught Stealing", "Great Throw", "Super Catch", "Long Fly Out", and "Out at Home" are played to immediately overrule the preceding OFFENSE play, and all these cards can be immedialely overruled by the OFFENSE with the "Error" card. The "Error" card, if played in always the LAST CARD played in any "ACTION CARD SERIES".
PLAYERS MUST ALWAYS HAVE A MINIMIM OF FOUR OFFENSE OR DEFENSE CARDS IN THEIR HAND. FOR ALL INFORMATION ON OFFENSE AND DEFENSE CARDS AND THE DISCARDING AND DRAWING OF NEW CARDS, REFER TO SECTION E., NUMBERS 3, 4, AND 5, IN THE GENERAL RULES.
8. The PITCHING SEQUENCE continues. OFFENSE tries to get HITS and score RUNS. DEFENSE tries to record THREE STRIKE-OUTS or BASE-RUNNING OUTS to end the half-inning.
9. After THREE OUTS, the HOME TEAM puts their unplayed PITCHING/DEFENSE cards facedown to one side. The VISITING TEAM puts their unplayed HITTING/OFFENSE cards facedown to one side. The HOME TEAM gathers up ALL remaining DEFENSE cards, shuffles them, and deals SEVEN DEFENSE cards to the VISITING TEAM. The VISITING TEAM gathers up ALL remaining HITTING/OFFENSE cards, shuffles them, and deals SEVEN OFFENSE cards to the HOME TEAM.
10. The PITCHING SEQUENCE begins again with the HOME TEAM now HITTING and trying to score runs. The VISITING TEAM is now PITCHING and trying to get THREE OUTS to end the 1st INNING.