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Its called a hit and run.

 

A hit and run from 3rd base? Coach might have told her to run on contact no matter where it was hit, but a hit and run is a steal play with the batter swinging. If there was a hit and run on, it might be the first time in the history of softball that play was called with a runner on 3rd.

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A hit and run from 3rd base? Coach might have told her to run on contact no matter where it was hit, but a hit and run is a steal play with the batter swinging. If there was a hit and run on, it might be the first time in the history of softball that play was called with a runner on 3rd.

 

 

So if you do the same thing with a bunt it would be called a squeeze. My husband went to a clinic where he heard college coaches speak that they have done this before oppossed to the "contact" play so that the runner has more of an advantage than just reading the hit. It is risky, but so is a squeeze. So I am sure it is not the first time it has happened, just the first you may have heard.

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So if you do the same thing with a bunt it would be called a squeeze. My husband went to a clinic where he heard college coaches speak that they have done this before oppossed to the "contact" play so that the runner has more of an advantage than just reading the hit. It is risky, but so is a squeeze. So I am sure it is not the first time it has happened, just the first you may have heard.

 

A "hit and run" is a play with the batter swinging. correct term is "run and hit" because the runner is stealing. cant do a straight steal home because the runner cant leave until the ball is release by the pitcher so no way to get there before ball unless the pitcher throws slower than 3 mph. on a "suicide squeeze" the runner is moving to steal but the batter has to bunt the ball orelse the runner is way out. Expecting batters to bunt and make contact is way different that expecting them to hit on a swing and make contact. college coaches squeeze but they dont hit and run / run and hit from 3rd. coach might tell her to take off on contact but not to steal and pray the batter makes contact which is what happens on a suicide squeeze.

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OK. Call it what ever. We had our fastest runner on 3rd and our best contact hitter at the plate. Batter had hit a hard ground ball the 3 previous times at bat. So..... we made the decision to Swing at the next pitch & have our runner breaking on the pitch. (Hit and Run sign given) Had the batter not made contact our runner would have been out by a mile or cought in a rundown. At that point in the game we had nothing to loose so an aggresive play was called. Sometimes you have got to take a chance & hope things go your way.

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