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Baseball Baserunner

What is a baserunner in baseball?

A baserunner in baseball is a term used to describe a player on the offense who is positioned on a base. His goal is to advance between bases for an opportunity to score a run if he completes the circuit touching first base, second base, third base, and home plate.

What are the objectives of a base runner?

As soon as the offensive player successfully bats the ball, his or her primary objective is to now run to first base before being tagged out by a member of the defense. A tag-out occurs when a defensive fielder manages to tag the baserunner with the ball before the baserunner has reached his or her base.

How many runners can be on a base?

There can only be one baserunner on each base at any given time. Hence, this means that if player A is currently up to bat, player B is on first base, and player C is on second base, and if player A succeeds in batting the ball and runs towards first base, both player B and player C will then be forced to run to their next respective bases. However, if player A fails to successfully bat the ball, player B and player C can remain on their respective bases. If player B still wishes to advance onto second base however, he or she may only do so if player C chooses to advance onto third base.