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scoring a squeeze bunt?

May 30, 2013
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scenario: Runners at 1B and 3B.
Batter bunts for a squeeze play.
Pitcher fields bunt, and elects to try and make the play at HP.
3B Runner safe at home, 1B Runner safe at 2B, Batter-Runner safe at 1B.

Is this scored as a:
a) Sacrifice (SAC)
b) Fielder's Choice (FC)
c) Other

I just wasn't sure.
Thank you.
 
Feb 12, 2014
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In Gamechanger, you have the option to score this as a SAC bunt - batter safe. I would choose this option because it was clearly intended to be a SAC bunt and scoring it as a straight fielder's choice hurts the batting average of the batter.
 
Jun 11, 2013
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Unless there was an error on the play at home in which scorer feels runner should have been out it's a SAC. Otherwise it's a SAC.
 
Feb 26, 2018
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In Gamechanger, you have the option to score this as a SAC bunt - batter safe. I would choose this option because it was clearly intended to be a SAC bunt and scoring it as a straight fielder's choice hurts the batting average of the batter.
^^^This... forgot the SAC - Batter Safe was an option
 
Aug 29, 2011
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It's either a SAC, batter safe on FC, RBI or 1B, RBI.
It's the scorers decision whether or not the batter would have been safe at 1B had the pitcher elected to throw to 1st instead of home. Chances are good it's a SAC but if it was excellent bunt where the pitcher didn't have much of a play at 1st it could be scored a base hit.
 
Nov 18, 2015
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So does that mean if a SAC - Batter Safe option is used, there should be an error assigned somewhere? B/C if there's no error, then it becomes either a FC or a hit?
 
Feb 12, 2014
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So does that mean if a SAC - Batter Safe option is used, there should be an error assigned somewhere? B/C if there's no error, then it becomes either a FC or a hit?
Not necessarily. If the throw home was simply late (in other words a bad decision) then there is no error on the play. Mental errors are not officially scored - just physical ones. If the runner at home was safe due to a poor throw or the catcher drops the ball then it becomes an FC with an error.
 
May 30, 2013
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Binghamton, NY
no error on the play.

was a very good bunt and a well-timed break to the plate by the 3B Runner. The play at home was close. Throw from 1 to 2 was a little high, but not error-worthy. Batter-Runner would have been out if pitcher elected to make the play at 1B
 

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