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It is called a sqeeze play. It is a form of sacrifice bunting, but when the running is on third, it is exclusively known as a squeeze play. Also, when this happens the batter's sole porpose is to get the runner in and not to reach base himself.

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Q: What is it called when a runner is on third tries to score when the batter bunted?
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Can a runner score on a dropped third strike if the batter is out at first?

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What is a sacrifice play in softball?

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