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If the batter swings or makes an attempt at a bunt then yes.

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Q: Can a pitch that lands on home plate be a strike?
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If a ball is pitched and it crosses the batter at his eyes and then drops into the strike zone is it a strike?

Yes. The umpire calls the pitch by determining if any part of the ball crossed any part of the plate within the strike zone. If the pitch does not cross home plate, the umpire calls a ball. If the pitch crosses any part of home plate, the umpire determines the height of the ball as it crossed the plate. If the beight is within the strike zone, it is called a strike. If it is outside the strike zone, it is called a ball.

When a batter gets hit by a strike pitch leaning over home is that interferance plate My son hit two players today because they over home plate.?

It's up to the umpire's discretion. They can call the pitch a strike even if it hits someone leaning over the plate.

If a batter swings at a pitch and the pitch hits the batter is it a strike?

Yes as a matter of fact it is. If the bat swings half way past home plate then its a strike.

If a batter steps on home plate to avoid being hit by a pitch is the pitch a strike?

If the pitch passes through the strike zone, or if the batter swings at the pitch and misses, it's a Strike. Otherwise it's a Ball. It has nothing to do with where the batter is standing.

Is the black part of home a strike in slow pitch softball?

black is not an official part of the plate

Demensions of strike pad behind home plate in slow pitch softball?

24 inches by 40 inches

Strike zone in slowpitch softball?

That space over home plate between the batters front knee and back shoulder as they stand at the plate. It doesn't matter where the ball lands behind the plate. Check with your specific league as to what constitutes a strike. In many ASA slow pitch leagues, a strike must arch between 6' and 12' and land within three feet behind the plate. A ball that hits the plate is not considered a strike. The zone that is mentioned above is primarily for baseball and fast-pitch softball since those balls will have a more straight trajectory, whereas the slow-pitch softball will be coming down at an angle and this zone may not be accurate. Ultimately, the umpire will determine what is a strike and what is a ball, so you may need to adjust to how they are calling balls and strikes.

What is the distance between the mound and home plate in slow pitch baseball?

Same size as henners powerbow strike which is on newitts

Is there a legal pitch where the ball bounces off the ground before it goes over the home plate?

Well No, but remember if he swings its a strike The pitch is legal but it cannot be called a strike unless the batter swings and misses or hits the ball foul. The batter may swing at a ball that hits the ground before home plate and if he hits it fair play goes on. In other words, if a batter were to hit a home run on a pitched ball that hit the ground before home plate, it would be ruled a home run.

What is the strike zone in softball?

The strike zone is girls fastpitch softball is from the armpits to the knees vertically and from each side of home plate horizontally. It is not the same as in MLB which the photo above shows.

If a pitched ball hits home plate is it a strike?


How far behind the home plate is the strike zone?

A pitched ball is ruled either a ball or strike based on whether or not it has passed over home plate. Extend the surface of home plate upwards, and that is the zone through which the ball must pass. If a pitched ball does not pass over home plate, but is still caught directly behind home plate (curve ball) it is a ball.

Where is the baseball strike zone?

Your strike zone in baseball is from your chest to your knees and the width of home plate.

Is the black part of home plate a strike?

Technically yes, but some umpires dont consider it a strike, or they don't see it as a strike.

What is a strike in softball?

strike zone is a conceptual three dimensional right angle pentagonal prism over home plate which defines the boundaries through which a pitch must pass in order to count as a strike when the batter does not swing or swings and miss.

When does a umpire call a ball in baseball?

when it is not in the strike zone. a strike is thrown when the ball crosses home plate.if it does not cross home plate it is a ball.

What is the difference between balls and strikes?

A "strike" can be earned by a batter in one of a few ways. First, any time a batter swings at a ball and misses, regardless of the location of the pitch, a strike is earned. Second, a strike is earned when a foul ball is hit - unless the foul ball is hit with two strikes have already been earned. In this case, the pitch is simply a foul ball and is not counted as a strike. Finally, if a batter does not hit a ball that is delivered within the "strike zone," the pitch is a strike. The "strike zone" is a three-dimensional area with top of the zone halfway between the batter's shoulders and top of his uniform pants, the bottom of the zone is the hollow of his knee, the right and left boundaries are the edges of home plate. When a batter records three strikes, he has earned an out. A "ball" is any pitch that comes over home plate outside of the strike zone. The only exception to this rule is if the batter swings at such a pitch. In that case, it is automatically a strike, regardless of the position of the pitch. When a batter is delivered four "balls," he earns a "base on balls," a free pass to first base. Since the batter can walk to first, this is also known as a "walk."

What team had a pond in there pitch?

There are no teams that have a pond in their pitch. A pitch is done by the pitcher and the pitcher throws towards home plate. There are no ponds between the pitcher's mound and home plate. Even if the pitch goes past the catcher, there are no ponds behind the plate either. It is possible, however, for some of the landscaping in home run territory to contain a pond.

If a batter hits the ball but it strikes home plate before touching the ground is this ball fair or foul?

Home plate is considered part of fair territory. Home plate IS IN FAIR TERRITORY not just considered part of it. If the ball lands on home plate it is fair.

What size is a strike zone in 16 and under baseball?

The strike zone varies from batter to batter. The width of the strike zone is the width of home plate. The height is from the batter's chest (usually the letters) down to the batter's knees. The strike zone doesn't necessarily go by how tall the batter is, but by how the batter's stance is in the batter's box while waiting for the pitch.

Is it a strike if the ball hits the ground before home plate and the batter hits it?

Yes. If the batter swings, it's a strike.

Is there a 3 inch right or left of home plate for the pitcher's strike zone?


Is the beveled black strip around the baseball field home plate part of the strike zone?

Yes, any part of the ball that crosses any part of the plate between the knees and chest is a strike. NO the black bevel is not part of the strike zone. The strike zone is the 17" wide portion that is white. The black bevel is a safety feature to allow the runner to slide over the plate. Besides, not all versions of home plate have a black bevel.

Who is the player in baseball that is positioned behind the home plate and responsible for receiving the pitch from the pitcher?

The player in baseball that is positioned behind the home plate and is responsible for receiving the pitch from the pitcher is called the catcher.

How is earned runs scored in fast pitch softball?

you can steal home plate, you can be on 3rd when it is bases loaded and you are forced to go to home plate or you can be on 3rd and run to home plate when the ball is hit