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He can either get thrown 4 balls or if he swings and misses the 3rd strike and the catcher drops it, he can run to the base.

Other ways:

Error by a fielder allows the batter to reach first.

Fielder's choice, less than two outs.

Fielder obstruction after batted ball.

None of the above are counted as hits, but the batter still ends up on base.

Batter hit by pitched ball.

Catcher interferes with batter's swing (I've not only never seen this, I've not aware that it has ever been called in the last 75 years or so).

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Q: HOW can a batter get on base without a hit?
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Is a base hit when the batter makes it to first base in softball?

It can be. A base hit is just when you hit the ball, and get on base without getting out.

A hit that gets the batter to first base safely?

A hit

In softball what is a safe hit?

A safe hit is considered a hit that is not fielded and the batter makes it to first base without getting out.

How can batter reach first without making contact?

base on balls, or hit by pitch.

If a batter hit the ball and bounces off the home plate and the catcher catches it without touching the ground is it an out?

No, as soon as the batter is hit by the ball, the play is considered dead and the batter gets his base.

A hit that gets the batter to second base safely?


What is a base hit?

A base hit is a hit in the sport of baseball in which the batter safely reaches base.

What happens if a batter gets hit by a pitch?

If a batter is hit by a pitch, that batter automatically advances to first base.

After an infield hit can the batter be tagged out for making an attempt to go to second base without crossing the first base line?


How many ways can a batter reach first base in softball?

A batter can get a hit.A batter can walk.A batter can get hit by a pitch.A batter can run out a drop third strike and make it safely.A batter can reach first base on an error.A batter can reach first base because of a fielder's choice to make a play elsewhere.

How can a batter reach first base without hitting the ball?

In order to reach base without making contact, a batter could draw a walk, get hit by a pitch, be intentionally walked, or reach first on a passed ball after a strike out (i.e., batter swings and misses, and catcher drops the ball, allowing the batter to reach first base, if first base is free). Without collecting a hit, a batter can also reach first on a fielding error or a fielder's choice, which means that a fielder decided to attempt a defensive play at a base other than first base, allowing the batter to reach first base. You missed a Wild Pitch - wild pitches and passed balls are scored separately.

What is counted as a hit in baseball?

If the batter puts the ball in play, and reaches base without an error being made by the defense, nor is it ruled a fielder's choice, the batter gets credit for a hit.

What are the three ways a batter can get on a base in softball?

The Batter can get to base: 1) with a good hit from a swing 2) when the pitcher pitches 4 balls 3) when the batter is hit by a pitched ball

How many ways can a batter get to first base without getting a hit?

The ways to get on base without getting a hit are:(1) Walk(2) Hity by pitch(3) Error(4) Fielder's choice(5) Interference(6) Obstruction(7) Wild pitch (uncaught third strike)(8) Passed ball (uncaught third strike)

If a batter is hit with a pitch after it hits the dirt and he does not swing at it does he get on base as a hit batter?

Yes, as long as he attempts to get out of the way.

In major league baseball how many can a batter reach first base without getting a hit?

They can reach 1st base via walk, error, hit by pitch or fielder's choice.

What happens when a batter gets hit by a pitch?

the batter advances to first base

What does the abbreviation H stand for in softball?

H stands for Hit ... Hit is when the hitter is able to get a clean hit on the ball. It's when the batter-runner gets to base without an error..

When an infielder attempts to put out a lead runner but the runner is safe without an error does the batter get credit for a hit?

A base hit is a statistic credited to a batter when such batter reaches base safely, as set forth in this Rule 10.05. (a) The official scorer shall credit a batter with a base hit when: (6) a fielder unsuccessfully attempts to put out a preceding runner and, in the official scorer's judgment, the batter-runner would not have been put out at first base by ordinary effort. (b)The official scorer shall not credit a base hit when a: (4) fielder fails in an attempt to put out a preceding runner and, in the scorer's judgment, the batter-runner could have been put out at first base; It all depends on what the official scorer thinks the possibility of a put out at 1st is. If they think the batter would have been out if they went directly to first then the batter doesnt get credit for a hit, if the score keeper feels he would have been safe, then it is a hit. **If any lead runner is thrown out, then it is no hit, and scored as a fielder's choice

When a batted ball hits a runner for the third out how is the batter scored?

the batter is awarded a base hit.

What if no play was made when a ball was hit Is the batter credited for a base hit?


Batter gets hit by pitch but doesnt move?

If the Home Plate Umpire rules that the batter did not attempt to avoid being hit, batter does not get the pass to first base.

If a Batter is hit by pitch with runner on second base as runner steals third is this legal?

Nope, when the batter is hit it is a dead ball.

Is the batter out if the pitcher accidentally hits the ball to the batter?

No when the batter gets hit by the ball it is called and walk and the batter gets to go to first base

Is there a force out at 1st base in a softball?

every out at first base that occurs after a batter has hit the ball is a force out since the batter is required to advance to first base.