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During a Junior Legion tounament, I was watching the game before I was scheduled to umpire and saw(and heard) something that presented an interesting question.
Situation: Bottom 7th score tied at 7 not sure about how many outs but thats not really important. Batter has a 1-2 count and just after the pitcher releases the ball for the next pitch a loud "ping" sound came through the PA system. Batter takes strike 3 looking next batter grounds out and they're off to extra innings. The home/offended team eventually wins the game on a wild pitch in the 10th. Should or could the umpire have done something to resolve this situation when it occurred. I promised some of the home team parents I would post this for more feedback. Thanks
Ther is nothing the umpire can do about this. It is what it is you can not control noises from outside the fences.