We all know if a batter is hit by a pitched ball he or she is awarded first base. What do you think the correct call is if the ball hits the ground and then hits the batter? a. The pitch is called a ball. b. The batter is awarded first base.
ANSWER - (b) If the pitch bounces and hits the batter. The ball is dead, and the umpire awards the batter first base. Rule 2.00, “Ball,” “In Flight,” 5.09 (a).