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Q: If a pitch is hit does it count as a strike or a ball against a pitcher's pitch count?

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I think you're asking, "if the pitcher throws a ball that is waaaay out of the strike zone, but the batter swings at it anyway, does it count as a strike?" The answer is YES - if it were a foul ball it would count as a strike, so why should it be any different if it is put into play?

A foul can count as a strike if there is not two strikes. I f your fist pitch is a foul, that's strike one. If you get a strike first and then foul, that's strike two. Or if you gettwo fouls in a row with no strikes, that's strike one and two. If you have two strikes (no matter how you got them) you cannot strike out on a foul. So if you do foul in that situation, it does not count as anything and your pitch count remains the same.

First pitch strikes are a key in the success of pitchers. Data shows that hitters in 0-1 counts are more likely to swing at pitches that are border line or out of the strike zone. A hitters batting average is higher when batting 1-0 as opposed to 0-1. The avergae pitcher will throw 1st pitch strikes 60% of the time.

A "hitter's count" is a baseball term that means the batter has more balls than strikes in the current at bat. A count of 2 balls and 0 strikes or 3 balls and 1 strike or 3 balls and 0 strikes would be considered a "hitter's count" and a count of 2 balls and 1 strike could also be considered a "hitter's count" because if the pitcher throws a ball on the next pitch the count goes to 3 balls and 1 strike and then one more ball allows the batter to reach first base on a base on balls. So the pitcher must throw a ball over the plate and should he make just the slightest of errors allowing the ball to cross, say, the middle of the plate at belt height, the batter may be able to hit it hard somewhere to get a base hit and start a rally or knock in a run or two should there be runners on base. When the count is 3 balls and 1 strike, for example, the batter does not have to swing at a pitch that he doesn't think he can hit hard because, if the pitch is called a strike, the batter still 'alive' and able to do damage on the next pitch. When the count favors the batter, the batter can be more selective in what pitch they decide to swing at. Just like there is a "hitter's count", there is a "pitcher's count". This would be when there are more strikes than balls (0 balls and 1 strike, 0 balls and 2 strikes, 1 ball and 2 strikes). This count allows the pitcher to not have to throw a strike on the next pitch since a ball will not put the batter on base or change the count to a "hitter's count". The pitcher may try to throw something like a curve ball that starts out over the plate and then curves off the plate in the hopes that the batter will be fooled and swing at the pitch, a pitch that the batter will not be able to hit hard even should he make contact. When the count is 1 ball and 2 strikes, for example, the pitcher does not have to throw a pitch that is a strike because, if the pitch is called a ball, the pitcher can throw a strike that is not over the middle of the plate on the next pitch to get the batter out. When the count favors the pitcher, the pitcher can be more selective in what pitch they throw and the location of that pitch.

yes excepet for one strike two

Baseball is uniquely American. Its a sport of numbers and statistics. The strike out is one such statistic that many a fan counts. For any pitcher a strike out is a difficult task especially against todays amazing batters. To find a pitcher throwing 13 strike outs in 2009 isn't an easy task but it is possible. Many a true fan has counted each strike out. Pitch by pitch is recorded and posted. The almanac is one of these places where the records go, as well as, team sites and fan built pages. With a little effort any question can be answered.

If the pitch count is at 2 strikes and 3 balls that is a "full count" meaning the next pitch is the last for that batter. (For all you critics; this is because in softball, if the third strike is fouled out of play the batter is out)

When batting you have to adjust your strike zone to the count. When you have three balls, you need the absolutely perfect pitch to swing at it. However, if you have 2 strikes on you, you need to protect the plate and swing at anything close. These are the extremes, say you have a 1-2 count - you have a pretty wide strike zone. If you have a 2-1 count your strike zone is a little tighter than when you started out.

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Yes. While a sacrifice fly does not count against your batting average it does against your on base percentage. On base % = (hits + walks + hits by pitch) / (at-bats + walks + hits by pitch + sacrifice flies)

there are many. -pitchers pitch underhand -when you pitch, you cannot do more than two windups. -you can steal -you can take leads off the base but only once the pitcher has released the ball -you cannot duck down after the pitcher release the ball; causing the "strike" to become an "overhead ball"

a ball because it must be a ball to hit the batter because if it weren't then it must be ruled that the batter leaned in on the pitch.

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.

Yes, in the event of a baserunner attempting to steal home whether successful or unsuccessful, provided the Pitcher threw the ball to the batter and he took it for a ball or a strike, it will be counted as a pitch.

Yes. At bats are counted pretty much identically to baseball. Thing that would result in no at bat would be: walk, hit by pitch, sacrifice fly, sacrifice bunt.

60mph

yes

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43 feet

Softball pitchers pitch from 43 feet, while baseball pitchers pitch from 60.5 feet. Therefore, A 65 mph softball pitch is equivalent to a 91 mph baseball pitch. Each reaction time is approx .45 seconds.

Softball has girls playing. Baseball has boys playing. The softball is 2 as big as a baseball. Girl Pitchers pitch underarm boy pitchers pitch over hand.

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.

Yes almost all do

When runners are on base, pitchers generally tend to pitch out of the stretch, meaning that they shorten the time it takes to prepare and throw a pitch. This is done to prevent base runners from stealing base. When there are no runners on base, pitchers tend to pitch out of the wind up.

No WAY Right Handed pitchers break their arms during pitching too