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Yes. The act of squaring around to bunt the ball is considered identical to swinging. So in this case it would be considered identical to swinging and missing the ball.

The batter does not have to pull the bat back.Just simply holding the bat over the plate is not a strike.The batter must make an attempt at the ball, squaring to bunt and holding the bat completly still is not an attempt at the ball and therefore is not a strike

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A pitched ball that touches the ground is a live ball. If the batter swings and misses, it is a strike. If the batter swings and hits the ball, it is treated as any other hit ball.

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Q: Is it a strike if the batter does not pull the bat back trying to bunt?
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If you square to bunt and do not attrmpt to bunt it on a ball out of the strike zone is it considered a strike?


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If batter hit on hand while bunting does he walk?

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If you swing and miss the ball but the ball hits you is it a strike or hit by a pitch?

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What are the way a batter can get a strike called on her?

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