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# If a runner is on third base with one out and you hit a grounder to second why are you charged with an at-bat if the runner scores?

Updated: 10/21/2022

Jonn1410

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The fielder made a decision to throw the batter out at first instead of throwing the runner out at home. This is considered a fielders choice.

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Q: If a runner is on third base with one out and you hit a grounder to second why are you charged with an at-bat if the runner scores?
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