Scenario: The batter hits a fly-ball to a gap in the outfield and rounds first base, slides into second, touches the bag, but then overslides and is put out before making contact again.
As the official scorer, with what should you credit the batter?
A – An at-bat but no hit.
B – A single.
C – A double.
Highlight the text below to reveal the answer:
Answer: B – A single.
Rule 10.06(c) states:
… When the batter attempts to make a two-base hit or a three-base hit by sliding, he must hold the last base to which he advances. If a batter-runner overslides and is tagged out before getting back to the base safely, he shall be credited with only as many bases as he attained safely …