Scenario: A batter has a count of 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.
C – Batter bunts the next pitch foul, with the ball popping up several metres and being caught by the catcher.
D – A and B.
E – A and C.
F – B and C.
G – 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.