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If the pitch is in the strike zone, and the batter does not swing, it is a "strike." If the pitch is not in the strike zone, and the batter does not swing, it is a "ball."

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Q: If a ball comes to the batter and it's a good ball and it's not swung at is that consided a strike out?
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