The Ole Ball Game

is it a hit if you hit a baseball after it hits the ground

by roy cleveland
(wichita falls texas)

Roy asked: If you hit the ball safely is it a hit if it bounced in front of the plate and you hit it as the ball comes off the ground.

Rick answered: Roy, thank you for your question.

Rule 5.05 (a) If the batter hits a pitch that touches the ground first, the ensuing action shall be the same as if he hit the ball in flight.

Yours in baseball,


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