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# If a runner on first runs to second when the ball is hit and the runner on second does not run what happens when the two runners end up on second?

Updated: 10/22/2022

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== Answer== It depends, If the batter hits a fly ball that is caught with less than two outs the original man on second is safe. If the runner from first can return to first before a defensive player can touch it with the ball he is also safe. If a ground ball is hit with less than two outs both runners are forced to advance. As long as the guy from first gets there before the ball he is safe and the original runner is out.

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Q: If a runner on first runs to second when the ball is hit and the runner on second does not run what happens when the two runners end up on second?
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