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Slap bunting is an offensive baseball and softball technique described as "the idea behind the skill is to hit the ball to a place on the infield that's farthest from the place where the out needs to be made".[1]

To execute slap bunting, the player is almost always in the back of the left-hand side of home plate, feet slightly open to right field, and choked up slightly on the bat. The moment the pitch is released from the pitchers hand, the player must rotate his hips toward the pitcher and then cross his back (left) foot over his front foot, moving up to the very front edge of the batters box.[2] His shoulders should face the pitcher at this point. If the pitch is in the strike zone, the player should then extend his arms so that the bat is at the correct angle for where he wants to place the ball — the barrel trailing the hands if he wants the ball to go to the left side of the field, and the opposite if he wants it to go to the right.

The technique is quite common in softball because of the difficulty of getting a hit with a pitcher only 40 feet (12 m) away. By already being in the front of the batters box with the batter's body turned halfway toward first base, the batter already has some momentum toward first base and might be in better position to get a base hit.[1]

The technique is often successful in sacrifice circumstances, where the placement of the ball could help advance a runner already on base. It is also often used when batters are having difficulty getting a hit off of a difficult pitcher, or when they have a better opportunity of getting on base because of the slap bunt than a hit, perhaps because of the player's running speed.

Some advanced players might perform a slap hit, which is the same technique except that the player swings to place the ball in an infield hole or over the infielders' heads.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walker, Kirk (2007). The Softball Drill Book. Human Kinetics. ISBN 978-0-7360-6070-7. 
  2. ^ "How to Slap Bunt". 

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The Southeast Sun
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:03:45 -0700

Jenna Goldsmith drove in a run, and Caroline Richey also had an RBI on a slap bunt for the Lady Cats. “It ended up being a really soft slap,” Stephens said. “The catcher couldn't get back in time to get the tag at home.” The Lady Cats trailed 4-2, but ...

The Journal News / Lohud.com

The Journal News / Lohud.com
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Welcome to the 2015 Softball season. I hope you're ready to slap away winter like a slap bunt to left. Mike Zacchio went around to different camps in Rockland County Thursday. Practice stop: Pearl River. The last stop of my day was at the Pirate Cove ...

The Journal News | LoHud.com

The Journal News | LoHud.com
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Welcome to the 2015 Softball season. I hope you're ready to slap away winter like a slap bunt to left. Mike Zacchio went around to different camps in Rockland County Thursday. Practice stop: Clarkstown South. My practice stop gamer was focused on ...
 
USA TODAY High School Sports
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:24:08 -0700

Welcome to the 2015 Softball season. I hope you're ready to slap away winter like a slap bunt to left. Mike Zacchio went around to different camps in Rockland County Thursday. Practice stop: Suffern. Since many of the Mounties were getting all glammed ...

Decorah Journal

Decorah Journal
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:03:45 -0700

With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth against UW-River Falls, senior center fielder Hiliary Pennington's slap bunt base hit scored junior right fielder Lindsey Uphoff from second that secured a 4-3 victory. The game was the first of four ...

Northwest Georgia News

Northwest Georgia News
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0800

"The corner (infielders) will be quicker in college, but Tiffany can do more than just lay down bunts," she added. "She's a triple-threat in that she can slap, bunt and hit and that's what will benefit her in college. She doesn't just have to rely on ...

Kansas City Star

Kansas City Star
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:17:52 -0700

“He runs the bases, he's very athletic, he can run, slap bunt. ... He's been tough against us this series. Every time he comes up, you got that concern in your mind about how we are gonna get this guy out. He's been great for them in this series ...

Bowling Green Daily News

Bowling Green Daily News
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:14:07 -0800

But what's evaded her over and over – usually because of a cheap slap-bunt hit or a missed pitching spot – is a no-hitter. She scratched that off the list Saturday in a 4-0 win over Troy, striking out 19 batters on her way to perfection. She's just the ...
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