Scenario: With runners on first and second and no outs, an infield fly is hit directly towards the third baseman but is not caught. The batter is called out on the infield fly rule and the runners stay put.
Which fielder should be credited with a put-out by the official scorer?
A – The catcher.
B – The first baseman.
C – The third baseman.
D – No put-out should be credited.
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Answer: C – The third baseman.
Rule 10.09(c)(1) states:
When the batter is called out on an Infield Fly that is not caught, the official scorer shall credit the putout to the fielder who the scorer believes could have made the catch.