The object of this game is to see if the baserunner (on the scooter) can beat the ball home, as it is being thrown around the bases. The baserunner does NOT stop on a base.
Tape X's on the floor where first base, second base, third base and home plate would be. Place a bowling pin on top of each "X." Divide into 2 teams. One team is the batting team and the other team is in the outfield. Assign positions for pitcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman and catcher.
The pitcher sits on a scooter, approximately where pitcher's mound would be. The basemen sit in FRONT of the pins, so the baserunner (on the scooter) can go BEHIND the pin. That way they do not get in each other's way when trying to make the play at each base. The catcher sits behind the pin, ready to make the play at home. The outfielder's are on scooters, also. If there are not enough scooters, the extra players can do the crab walk. Rotate positions after each inning.
The person that is up, sits or kneels with both knees on the scooter. The pitcher ROLLS the ball to the person that is up. The baserunner throws the ball out into the field and rides the scooter around the bases (pins). The outfielders THROW the ball to the first baseman, who catches the ball and knocks down the pin. He/she THROWS the ball to the second baseman who catches the ball and knocks down the pin. Repeat at third base and at home. If all the pins are down before the person on the scooter gets back home, the person is out. If any pins are standing when the person on the scooter gets home, the run scores.
Pins must be knocked down in order, first, second, third and home, even if the ball is closest to another base, other than first base.
The fielders must THROW the ball around the bases, not roll the ball. This adds to the excitement when students have a hard time catching the ball. Play 3 outs and switch sides.
There are other ways of making out.
1) All the pins are knocked down IN ORDER before the baserunner gets home.
2) Catching a fly ball.
3) The baserunner (on the scooter) knocks down the pin themselves, as they are going around the pin.
gym scooters, 4 bowling pins, racquetball or softer ball
Submitted by: Victoria L. Druckrey Holy Family School Green Bay, Wisconsin e-mail address email@example.com)