Scenario: A batterÂ has aÂ count ofÂ two balls and two strikes.
In which of the following circumstances would a strike-out be awarded?
A – Batter bunts the next pitch and the ball drops and stays in foul territory.
B – Batter bunts the next pitch and the ball is caught as a foul-tip by the catcher.
CÂ – Batter bunts the next pitch foul, with the ballÂ popping up severalÂ metres and beingÂ caught by the catcher.
DÂ – A and B.
EÂ -Â A and C.
FÂ -Â B and C.
GÂ – A, B, and C.
Highlight the text below to reveal the answer:
Answer: D – A and B.
Rule 10.15(a)(4) states:
[The official scorer shall score a strikeout whenever a batter] bunts foul on third strike, unless such bunt on third strike results in a foul fly caught by any fielder, in which case the official scorer shall not score a strikeout and shall credit the fielder who catches such foul fly with a putout.