We've already learned about the batter and what it means for a team to be at-bat (on offense). We also learned about the various types of hits that batters can make and the stances they can take in the batter's box. But what happens next? What happens after the batter makes contact with a pitch?
We have already how batters can draw a walk, also known as a base-on-balls in Chapter 5.4: Baseball Walks. When a walk occurs, the batter immediately becomes a baserunner on first base. Now, let's learn what happens if a hit is made.
Batter To Batter-Runner To Baserunner
There are many outcomes to a batter making contact with the baseball. If the baseball is hit into fair territory, the play can either result in the batter being put out or reaching base safely. If he is ruled safe on-base by an umpire, he will become a baserunner.