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What is a foul tip in softball?

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A foul tip in softball is when the pitched ball hits the bat and goes directly and sharply to the catcher, who catches it.

It is not a foul tip, when it is not caught - it's a foul ball then.

A foul tip is a strike and can be strike 3 (and therefore result in a strikeout). The ball is live and runner may advance (and thrown out).

The height of the ball (e.g. "not higher than the batter's head") is no more part of the rule - the ball has to go directly and sharply to the catcher.

It does not matter, whether it was a regular swing or a bunt attempt.

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