Force outs and Fielders Choice

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nthnu
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Force outs and Fielders Choice

Post by nthnu » Fri May 31, 2019 1:29 pm

A force out is for any runner that is out by tagging the bag or runner who is being forced.
A fielders choice is when any runner is tagged who isn't forced.

1 - Runner on 1st. Batter hits one to SS, then goes SS>2B. That'd be a force out.
2 - Runner on 2nd. Batter hits one to SS, SS tags runner. That'd be a fielders choice.
3 - Runner on 3rd. Batter hits one to P, P tags runner. That'd be a fielders choice.
4 - Runners on 1st and 3rd. Batter hits one to SS, then goes SS>2B. That'd be a force out.
5 - Runners on 1st and 3rd. Batter hits one to SS, then goes SS>C. That'd be a fielders choice.

I'm just wanting to make sure I'm thinking right on this :)
PetroGuy
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Re: Force outs and Fielders Choice

Post by PetroGuy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:37 am

You are basically correct, but as far as the scoring is concerned, if the play is on any runner besides the batter, it is a fielder's choice for the batter. For example, in your situation #1 above, that is a force out on the runner at second, but it is an FC for the batter. In situation #4 above. the runner on 1st is forced at second, but the runner on third and the batter advance on fielder's choice (unless that is the 3rd out of course).
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