If the ball gets embedded in the outfield wall, what is the ruling?

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This would be covered by the ground rules of wherever the game is being played, but a common treatment for such an unplayable ball would be to declare it a ground-rule double.


High school baseball considers this a "lodged ball" and is considered a dead ball.

A baseball that remains on the playing field but has become wedged, stuck, lost, or unreachable, is defined to be a lodged ball. If the ball impacts any object in the course of play, stops abruptly, and does not fall or roll immediately, it is considered lodged. It is a dead ball (5-1-1f-3,4; 5-1-1g-4)."

Source: NFHS.

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