A Penalty is the loss assessed by the umpire against a player, spotter, team or other person for a rule infraction. Penalties include, but are not limited to, ejecting or disqualifying the offending person; declaring batter or runner out; awarding run to batter / runner; charging batter with strike (for delay by batter, pitcher, or on-deck batter); forfeiting game (Umpire must suspend game and confer with tournament officials unless offense is of highly serious nature: i.e. physical threat or abuse toward umpire or players of opposing team, or repeated unsportsmanlike conduct or acts in Rule 4, Sect. 4, Art. 1 occur); or removing non-players from the bench, field or spectator area.