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No. If the ball hits the batter's bat first there can be no call of hit by pitched ball.

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It is actually a foul ball and a strike.

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Q: If a batter is hit by a pitch after the ball hits his bat while trying to get out of the way of the pitch and not swinging or bunting at it does the batter go to first base?
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