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Yes. If a runner is forced to advance on a walk, he earns that base free of charge, but if he wants to advance to another base, that's totally at his own risk. If the ball gets away from the catcher on ball four, the runners can advance if they want to.

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Q: Can a runner on third steal home on ball 4?
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With two outs and two strikes the runner on third steals home and beats the ball there and is called safe and then the batter is called out for the third strike does the run count?

technically a steal from third to home

Who backs up the pitcher on a throw back from the catcher to home plate on a pass ball where the runner is trying to steal home from third?

another player

Can a runner on third base steal home on a dropped third strike?

Yes, if it just merely a dropped 3rd strike and he is safe, then he will be credited with a steal, however, if the pitch is ruled a passed ball or wild pitch, then the runner will not be credited with a stolen base, but rather just advancing on a passed ball/wild pitch

Runner at third base goes home and touches home plate on a fair batted ball After touching the plate he hears someone say it was foul so he retreats to 3bA runner made it to third on the batted ball?

As soon as the runner touches home plate, the run scores. The following runner has the right to third base. Either the base coach or the following runner on third base should tell the runner who scored that it was not a foul ball and he should go to the dugout. The ball is still live.

Can a foul ball ever be a sacrifice fly?

yes, if it is a fly ball and it gets caught, any base runner can try to go to the next base. for example, a runner on third tags up on a fly ball. the right fielder catches it in foul territory. as long as the runner on third is on the base or goes back and touches it after leading off, she can try to steal home.

Is a runner out if the ball gets to home base before them?

not unless the bases are loaded, creating a force at home for the runner on third otherwise the runner must be tagged to be put out

Is the runner out if he touches home plate on a fly ball without tagging up or can he retouch home and go back to third before they touch the base?

The runner may retouch home and go back to third before the ball reaches the base.

Where is second basemen supposed to throw ball to One out with man on third the ball is hit to second basemen an the runner on third gos for home what should second basemen do?

he should thorw it to home.

Does batter at bat count if walked on wild pitch and runner on third gets third out trying to steal home?

Anytime a batter is walked it does not count as an at bat

If runner on 1ST but attempting to steal 2ND and more than half way to 2ND then batter strikes a fair ball which bounces over the outfield fence is the runner entitled to home?

It would be a ground rule double and the runner from first would go to third base and the hitter would go to second.

Runner on 3rd. Batter hits fly ball foul and it is caught.Can they tag the player on 3rd if she is off the base?

Yes. A foul fly ball is no different than a fair fly ball. The runner at third can tag up and try for home after the catch and the defense can try to throw the runner out at third if she is not paying attention.

Does the catcher have to tag the runner coming home if bases are loaded and batter hits ground ball to third baseman who tags third before throwing home?


What is it called when a base runner steals home plate?

steal of home

What is a safety in baseball?

Is there is no such thing as a 'safety' in baseball. The only reference to 'safety' in baseball is the 'safety squeeze'. There are two types of 'squeeze' plays - a safety squeeze and a suicide squeeze. Generally, a squeeze play occurs with a runner on third with less than two outs and the batter bunts the ball. The idea is that if the runner on third can get a good enough jump as the pitcher is delivering the ball and batter bunts the ball on the ground and far enough away from home plate, the defense will not be able to throw out the runner at home and the offense essentially 'steals' a run. Now - for a 'suicide' squeeze the runner on third immediately sprints towards home as soon as the pitcher starts his windup (identical to trying to steal home). If the batter is able to lay down a bunt, this runner will likely score because of the jump that he was able to get. However, if the batter is unable to bunt the ball (he misses or pops up) then the runner at third will definitely be tagged out. For a safety squeeze, the runner at third does not start his sprint towards home until he sees the batter bunt the ball. This has the advantage of allowing the batter to miss or look at a pitch without creating a situation where the runner on third will definitely be out. However, it has the disadvantage of the runner getting a very slow start towards home and even if the batter bunts the ball well, it is still likely that he will be thrown out at home by a good defensive play. Of note, the 'safety' squeeze is rarely used in major league baseball because the poor jump by the runner at third combined with the talented defensives almost guarntee failure. However, in other leagues - high school, college - the safety squeeze is more common.

What is pickel in softball?

A "pickle" in softball is when a runner is trapped in between two defensive players throwing the ball back and forth. The most common pickle occurs at home plate when a runner tries to steal home. The catcher will throw to the third baseman and she will then throw it back to the catcher. Honestly, the only way for the runner to end up being safe when in a pickle is if one of the defensive players drops the ball. Hope this helped

Can a runner on third base steal home when the batter gets ball four?

Yes. The game is in play unless someone call time out. Any runner can still advance although if forced, the runner on first or the runners on first and second get free passes. The batter can take his time going to first but all other runners are in play. That's why you never see a catcher trying to catch a the runner going from 1st to second on a steal because on ball 4, if there's an error on the throw, everyone can still advance.

If the ball hits the runner stealing home plate is he out?

No... The base runner is never called out when the ball is thrown and hits the runner ...

In how many ways can a runner score from third base?

You can just run home on a play, steal home, tag up, or be walked home (If the pitcher walks someone on loaded bases)

Why in baseball can't you steal home?

Technically you can steal home if the ball goes behind the catcher or something. You can attempt to steal home if the catcher is there but it wouldn't be the smartest thing to do because they would just tag you out. /// The above answer is completely wrong. Of course you can steal home! If there is a passed ball or wild pitch-- that isn't a steal, that's scoring on an error!// A steal of home is exciting, but rarely done in modern baseball. In contrast, Ty Cobb stole home 54 times! The classic or "pure" steal is where the runner steals with no help from the batter. For example, if the runner notices the pitcher is not holding him close and/or the 3rd baseman is way off the bag, the runner can get a walking lead or a large secondary lead and then take off as the pitcher is still winding up and then try to score. The element of surprise often makes this successful. Note that there are 28 ways or situations in which a runner on 3rd can score in baseball. This is just 1 of them.

If a base runner is leading off of a base while the pitcher has the ball when can he steal a base Is it once the pitcher throws the ball or once the ball is over homeplate?

in little league you have to wait for the ball to cross home plate but every level after little league you can steal at any time you want to no matter who has the ball or where the pitcher is or what he is doing.

How can you score home from third in softball?

Past ball, the player scores on a hit or on a sacrifice fly ball, tag up on a hard it fly ball in the out field, a delayed steal, etc.

If the bases are loaded with one out and the batter hits a ground ball - which hits his runner who is going from 1st to 2nd - does the runner on third advance to score?

I would say the runner is called out (would be Out #2) and the runner on third could advance to score. However, if there were two outs, the runner would be called out (Out #3) and therefore, the runner on 3rd would not be able to score (unless of course he crossed home plate before the runner got hit by the ground ball, then it would count)

Can a runner from third to home be called out for running out of baseline when rounding third on his way to home?


Does the run count if the the runner crosses home before the out is committed?

Presumption - you mean "Does the run count if the runner crosses home before the THIRD out is committed?" It depends on the nature of the third out. If the out is a force out (e.g. fly ball out, out on an appeal, or force out at a base the runner must advance) then the run does not count. If the third out of an inning is a non-force play where the runner does not have to advance (e.g. a runner stretching a single into a double is thrown out at 2nd), then the run counts if the scoring runner reaches the plate prior to the out being made.

Is a runner out if the first baseman has his hand on the ball while the ball is still no the ground but does not lift the ball off the ground?

Yes. They would be out. Think of it like this. If a runner is running home from third and the catcher slides onto the plate with the ball, the runner is still out, even though the catcher is on the ground. As long as the Defensive player has possession of the ball, and is touching the base, the offensive player would be considered out.