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First of all, I'm assuming you are referring to fast pitch softball. the rule is that the batter is automatically out with a third strike ball is not caught by the catcher AND when first base is occupied AND there are less than two outs. The runners are not forced to advance but they can run at their own risk. If they do choose to run, a tag is required since this is not a force play. If the catcher drops the third strike, the batter can run to first base. But, the catcher can throw to first and get them out.

This rule does not apply if there is a runner on first already, the batter just gets out.

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Q: In softball what is the rule for drop 3rd strike?
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Can a batter run to first on dropped 3rd strike bunt in Softball?

Yes they can.


How is it possible for a pitcher to make four or more strikouts in one inning?

A pitcher can get credited with 4 strike outs in one inning by the drop 3rd strike rule as long as the runner makes it to 1st base


What happens if the ball is 'bunted' on the 3rd strike in softball?

If the ball stays in fair territory, then everything is like a normal bunt. But if the ball is bunted into foul territory on a third strike, then the batter is automatically out.


Can a person may receive three strikes before being called out?

If you are talking about baseball/softball, then no, on the 3rd strike called by the umpire, the player/batter is out.


Dropped third strike?

Anytime the ball hits the dirt on a 3rd strike it is considered a "dropped 3rd strike", even if it is executed as the pitcher and catcher wanted (ie. curveball in the dirt). On a dropped 3rd strike, the batter can try and advance by running to 1st base, as with any runner, the defensive team will need to tag the batter out or throw to 1st base. If the runner walks to the dugout, the umpire can call him outon his disgression. The dropped 3rd strike rule does not apply if there is a runner on 1st base with less then 2 outs. If there are 2 outs, all runners required to run would be forced to advance and be safe for this rule to apply


What is the minus bat drop for 3rd and 4th grade baseball?

I doubt there is a rule requiring a specific drop. Most players at that age would be using -10 or -12.


Can a runner go to 1st on a dropped third strike by the catcher if 1st base is occupied?

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How is scoring done in softball?

the scoring in softball is done if a player touches 1st 2nd 3rd and home it is a point


What is the most important postion in softball?

The most important position in softball is 1st base and pitcher


What is a force run in softball?

When someone is on 3rd and runs home


What does the colored k mean in strike outs?

its marks every 3rd strike out


What is the name of SF3 third strike theme song?

Infinite - 3rd Strike


Is a batter out or safe if the fielder fields a fair ball but their momentum carries them into foul territory and then touches the orange base before the runner?

The batter would be out. The same rule applies as if it is a drop 3rd strike. The first baseman can claim the orange bag to give the catcher a clear throwing lane to the bag. The first baseman is claiming the orange bag as the safest bag to make the play on.


How far is 3rd base from home plate in softball?

60 feet


If a batter bunts a third strike foul and the ball is caught by the catcher is it a fly out or a strike out?

It is a fly out. According to baseball rule 10.15 (a) (4) The pitcher is credited with a strikeout on a 3rd-strike foul bunt, unless "(4)... unless such bunt on third strike results in a foul fly caught by any fielder, in which case the official scorer shall not score a strikeout and shall credit the fielder who catches such foul fly with a putout."


Why 3rd strike passed ball rule?

I presume you mean "dropped" ball rule. The rule that a batter can attempt to advance to first base after a dropped third strike was part of the "New York Rules," written in 1845. These rules eventually evolved into what we now know as baseball. The justification, flimsy as it may sound, was (and remains) that every "out" should involve SOME fielding capability, not just the ability of the pitcher. If that sounds silly to you, then it's 167 years too late to complain.


When is it necessary for a catcher to secure an out by tagging the batter or throwing to first on a strike out?

When there is a dropped 3rd strike


What is a short stop in softball?

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If the Out at 1B is the 2nd Out, the the run would score. If the Out at 1B is the 3rd Out, the run would not score, because it's a force play, and if the 3rd Out is on a force play, no runs score.


What is in-field play in softball?

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What is an infield in softball?

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What is the distance between 3rd and 1st base in softball?

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Who is the player in softball that plays between 2nd and 3rd base?

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In softball how many bases are on the field?

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What is the distance between 2nd and 3rd base in fast pitch softball?

60 ft