by chuck berry

a batted ball, line drive, strikes the pitcher and then bounces between short and third and hits a baserunner advancing from second to third. What is the call?

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Fielder then runner
by: Coach Dan


Thank you for your question. Well, my first question is whether the pitcher is okay or not. Regardless, the basic rule is if a fielder had an opportunity to make a play on the ball prior to it hitting the base runner, then the base runner is safe to continue, even if it does hit the runner. It is also a live ball which means base runners can take as many bases as they want.

Kind regards,

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