Team A pulls the disc towards team B. The pull goes out of bounds, but is curving back in.
A player from team B runs out of bounds 6ft and touches the disc.
Where should the disc be put into play?
IX.E. says "A disc becomes out-of-bounds when it first contacts the out-of-bounds area, contacts an out-of-bounds offensive player, or is caught by an out-of-bounds defensive player."
So, the disc is out-of-bounds when the player contacts it.
I believe VIII.B.6.d)(1) applies which says the receiving team may put the disc into play... at the spot determined by IX.H.
IX.H. says "... the most recent of the following events occurred:
1. the disc completely crossed the perimeter line;
2. the disc contacted an in-bounds player;
3. the disc contacted a defensive player; or
4. the disc became out-of-bounds due to contact with the out-of-bounds area or a player while any part of the disc was inside the perimeter line."
1. Happened at the start of the pull.
2. Didn't happen.
3. I assume that a person on the receiving team is not a defensive player, so didn't happen.
4. Didn't happen.
So, does this mean the disc goes all the way back to where it was crossed the perimeter line?
Does this mean the smart thing to do if you see a pull curving back in is to run out and hit it before it can come back in?
Or is the receiving team considered the defense during the pull so that IX.H.3. applies and none of this matters?
Pull is contacted by OB player