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Runner at 2nd with no outs. Batter hits ground ball cleanly fielded by shortstop who holds the ball to prevent runner from advancing. Batter is safe at first. How is this situation scored?

by Paul Michaud
(Houston, TX)

Photo Bill Stanton:  Checkswing.com

Photo Bill Stanton: Checkswing.com

Paul asked: Runner at 2nd with no outs. Batter hits ground ball cleanly fielded by shortstop who holds the ball to prevent runner from advancing. Batter is safe at first. How is this situation scored?


Rick answered: Thank you for your question Paul.

It is scored as a fielder's choice.

Yours in baseball,

Rick

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