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It depends on what the meaning behind the bunt is, and what side you are batting from. Also the defensive set can be a contributing factor. If its a bunt to get on base you are probably going to put it down the first base line, with the first basemen holding the runner on. For a sacrifice bunt to move the runner, anywhere but directly to the pitcher and fair should do.

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Q: Where to place a bunted ball with a runner on first?
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Do runners have to advance on a ground ball?

That depends on whether a runner is forced to vacate a base when a ground ball is hit. If there is a runner on first base and a ground ball is hit, the runner is forced to run to second base because the batter is running to first base. If there is also a runner on second base, that runner is forced to run to third because the runner from first is running to second. If a runner is not forced to run, they do not have to. If there are runners on first base and third base and a ground ball is hit, the runner at first is forced to run to second because the batter is running to first. But the runner on third is not forced to run because no runner is running to third base from second base.

What does fielders choice mean?

The fielder who caught the ball had the option to either get the batter running to first or another runner. Example: With a runner of first the batter hits the ball to the short stop. The short stop choices to throw the ball to second to get the runner out but the batter reaches first base safely.

How many types of bunts are there?

There are the following types of bunt: * Sacrifice bunt: A bunt that attempts to move the runner(s) to the next base(s), with the expectation that the bunter himself will be thrown out. A sacrifice bunt only occurs when there's a runner on base. The bunter usually turns to face the pitcher before the pitcher releases the ball, remains standing with both feet on the ground until after the ball hits the bat, and only begins running to first after the ball is bunted. * ** Squeeze play: A sacrifice bunt where the bunter is attempting to score a runner from third base. This is particularly difficult since the fielder will usually pick up the ball while charging home plate, with a short and fairly easy throw home. There are two types of squeeze play, described below. ** *** Suicide squeeze: A squeeze play where the runner from third starts running home as soon as the ball is pitched. If the bunter fails to make contact, the runner is usually easily tagged out by the catcher. *** Safety squeeze: A squeeze play where the runner from third starts running only after the ball is bunted. The "safety" is that the runner won't be caught on a ball that wasn't put in play. * Bunting for a base hit: There's no special name for this, but unlike a sacrifice bunt, the bunter's primary intention is to get on base. The bunter doesn't show that he's bunting until after the pitcher releases the ball, and the bunter starts running to first as the ball hits the bat. * ** Drag bunt: A left-handed hitter bunts down the first base line, while beginning to run to first. It's called a drag bunt because he appears to be dragging the ball with him as he takes his first steps towards first base.

Ways to reach first base in baseball?

you can walk or hit by the ball hit and run a wild pitch pitch runner

Can you throw the ball at a runner in baseball?

Yes, the same rules apply in soft ball to.

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Can a bunted ball be foul first?

A bunted ball can be fair, it just depends on where the ball is when it is fielded by the fielder.

Can a runner advance when the batter is hit by a bunted ball out of the batters box?

no because it will be considered a dead ball

What is a bunted ball?

A "bunt" is a ball batted into the infield by the batter while holding the bat sideways between his hands. This is a deliberately short hit that is designed to advance a runner and not gain first base for the batter. A bunted ball that rolls foul is considered a strike, even if it is the third strike.

Is the ball dead or live when a batter ball hits a runner?

It is a dead ball and the runner is out. If the ball hits two runners, only the first runner is out, because the ball is immediately dead when it hits the first runner.

If a batter who has bunted the ball in fair territory and is running to 1st base now intentionally trying to block the throw to the first baseman from the catcher and is hit by the ball on the throw?

This is umpire's discretion, but usually if the runner is in the runner's lane (the two parallel lines starting half-way up the foul line between home plate and first base) the runner will not be called out. However, if in the umpire's judgment the runner is in the runner's lane but is deliberately trying to interfere with the throw, the runner can be called out for interference.

What is a squeeze play and suicide squeeze play?

There are two types of squeeze play. Both take place when bunting with a man on third: * A safety squeeze is when the runner waits until the ball is bunted before running home * A suicide squeeze is when the runner takes off with the pitch The safety squeeze has become less common as defenses have improved, and a runner who waits for the ball to be bunted will often be thrown out at the plate. The disadvantage of the suicide squeeze is that if the batter misses the bunt, or pops it up, the runner is likely to be retired. When people just refer to a squeeze play they're usually referring to the suicide squeeze.

A bunted ball hits home plate first then rolls into fair territory is it fair or foul?

its fair

Is advancing a runner buy hitting a flyball or putting the ball in play considered a time at bat?

It is not considered an at bat if it is a fly ball to the outfield or a bunted sacrifice. If it is a ground out and runners advance it is a time at bat.

Who gets credit for an out when a bunted ball hits the batter?

If the runner is in foul territory when the ball hits him, it is a foul ball. If it is a 2 strike bunt attempt, then the pitcher is credited with a strikeout. If the runner is in fair territory the credit would then go to the pitcher, who was the last fielder to touch the ball. My question, then, would be is it an assist or a putout? That answer I do not know.

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.

Runner on first pop up to shortstop he catches the ball and then throws the ball out of play with runner on first Where does the runner go?

He stays at first, the shortstop caught the ball and so the batter is out, therefore no one can run. The runner can run from first once he/she has 'tagged up'. Tagged up means that the runner touched first base after the defensive player has caught the ball.

Does a runner have to leave first base on a ball hit in play?

No. The runner can stay on first base (if the ball is hit in the air and might be caught, for example). However, if the batter passes the runner at first, that runner is called out.

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