- Baseball rules
- Example Inning (Part One)
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Run through of an example inningI have added a scoreboard. Red team and blue team. Top is usually away team, bottom is home team. Number of outs is also shown in the scorecard.
The first guy in the batting order is the lead off man. A ball is a pitch that is within the strike zone that the batter does not swing at. The count goes to 1-0.
Let us say second pitch is a strike - the batter swings and misses it. The count goes to 1-1.
Third pitch - batter swings and ball goes into right field. The batter would then run down to first base. He would then become a base runner. Now we have a runner on first base.
The second batter in the lineup would come up and replace the batter in the box. The count will be reset.
The process repeats itself. Say the batter hits the ball down to the third baseman. This would set up a forced play. The second baseman would run over and stand on base - the third baseman would throw the ball to the second baseman, who is now "covering" second base. If the second baseman can catch the ball and touch the second base before the first baseman can get there, the first baseman would be out. We would have our first out. What would happen in that situation is the second baseman would try to throw the ball to first baseman to get batter also out. Suppose batter is not out. We have 1 out. We would have a runner on first.
Third batter comes up and he hits a ball and it hits the wall and bounces. The runner will take off. Say he goes all the way to third base. Meanwhile the batter is running and he will go and stop on second. We would have a runner on third base and second base. Video outline created using VideoJots