A pitched ball can hit the ground before crossing home-plate. In most cases the batter would not swing and the pitch would be called a ball. But, if the batter decides the swing, the ball is still in play after hitting the ground and the batter may not hit the ball and receive a strike, or he may foul the ball, or hit a base-hit.
Yes, a ball doesn't become dead just because it hits the grown before crossing the plate. If it is hit, then the ball is in play.
no, it would be a "dead ball" and play will end.
The above answer it 100% wrong.
The ball remains live, the batter may hit it or if it hits the batter, he gets first base.
Yes, but if he doesn't swing at the pitch, it would be a Ball.
Yes, unless he swings at it.
Yes. Home plate is in fair territory.
no i dont know about in baseball, but in fastpitch softball... the batter would be out
In baseball, a ground out is an out in which a batter hits a ball on the ground and one of the Infielders catches it before it hits the ground and a ground out can also be an instance of a batter hitting a ball in which an Infielder fields a baseball and then throws to another Infielder in order to record an out as long as the batted baseball was hit on the ground.
Unless you are talking about professional baseball, yes the batter can decline to take the issued walk. Only in minor leagues such as competitive fastpitch softball can you reject this. However, it rarely happens because the batter sometimes would rather get the free base than ground out, pop out, or strike out!
If it hits the ground then hits the batter then yes. If it just hits the ground then no.
In regular baseball rules, the ball is still live, even if it hits the ground first, until it hits the batter, then it becomes a "dead ball". If it never hits the batter, its still a live ball.
There is no sacrifice ground ball in baseball because you don't try to sacrifice yourself to advance the runner on the ground ball. Also, on a bunt, it's hard to get the leading runner anyway, so the fielder most of the time goes for the batter at first. On a ground ball however, the fielder most of the time has an easy option for the lead runner as well as the batter.
no.Unless the first baseman is touching first base.
Go to first base.
The name fastpitch was first brought up by how their arm circulated in speed. The movement from distance to the given object is determined by calculating the volocity of movement from one given object to the next. And in baseball the given objects would be the pitchers hand and the baseball bat at specific heights and speeds.
No, in that case it is a ball.
nope, as long as you get the out no runs count.