I am an AC on my DD's 12u summer town travel team. We are a B team and played in a town travel tournament over the weekend. On Sunday we were the 8th seed and played the 9th seed. Our team is mostly 1st year 12u players and a handful of girls who are still 10u eligible, but playing up. The team we were playing was a bigger, stronger, much more experienced team - at the end of the 1st inning we are losing 10-0.
Top of 2nd they are now up 12-0, bases loaded and 3rd base coach screaming to ump that our SS is obstructing the base path. The only ump, comes from behind the plate and tells him it is tough for him to make that call, but he will be more vigilant. At the same time, a bench coach starts telling his players to just "run her over - not our problem if she gets hurt!"
My question: Is this typical or even allowed? Given the score it seems over the top, but I am new to this so maybe I need a reality check.
PS - At the end of the inning I walked out with my SS to explain to her what she was doing. She is one hell of a point guard, who plays SS because of her athleticism. Ump thanked me for trying to help.