OK, I'm a current football official and former baseball umpire. This play happened in a high school softball tournament game (federation rules) locally.
One out, runner on 2nd. Long fly ball hit to centerfield. Ball strikes the top of the 4' high fence and bounces high into the air. CF reaches over the fence and catches the ball. Runner sees this and freezes. Umpires signal 'no catch', but BR stops at first and runner stays at 2nd. Argument ensues...defensive team wants an out, offensive team wants a home run.
In my years doing baseball, I would have ruled this no catch, and the play would have stood with runners on 1st and 2nd and one out. The umpires ended up calling it a ground rule double.
However, the coach of the offensive team claimed after the game that the Fed softball rules were changed this year, and because the ball 'broke the plane' of the fence in fair territory, it's a home run.
Is this true, or is the coach shooting a line of crap? Rule references, please.