General scoring gets determined by how many players make it to home plate before they get tagged.
One hit scores a maximum of four (4) points.
General Baseball Rules and Regulations
Baseball games last for 9 innings where both teams get to bat once. The home team will bat second in order of play.
The team batting second in the bottom of the 9th innings does not need to complete their batting innings if they are already ahead on points.
Batting orders cannot get changed after the order gets picked.
An innings consists of batters from each team taking their turn to bat until three batters are out.
Baseball regulations allow for substitutions. But, substitutes must bat from the position where the previous player was batting.
Each batter must make an effort to at least get to the first base if he manages to hit the ball from the pitcher.
A runner can run to as many bases as they wish before getting tagged out. But, each base must get touched with some part of the batters body when running past it.
A batter receives up to three strikes before they get given 'out'.
A strike occurs when a batter swings for a ball and completely misses it.
If the ball gets delivered within a certain area, called the strike zone, a strike will also get given if the batter chooses not to attempt hitting the ball.
Four consecutive balls missing the strike zone allows the batter to walk to first base. This baseball regulation applies even if they do not swing their bat.
A batter can run from base to the next base at any point.
Player dismissals in the basic baseball rules include:
A 'strike out' (batsmen missing the ball three times).
A 'force out' (when a player fails to make the base before the defensive player).
A 'fly out' (when the ball gets hit in the air and caught without it bouncing).
A 'tag out' (where a defensive player with the ball tags the batsmen with the ball whilst they are running).
They take turns fielding and batting, with the home team batting second.
Each innings gets broken down into the 'top' (where the away team bats) and the 'bottom' (where the home team bats).
Officials in Baseball
The PDF Baseball Rule Book covers the officiating role and responsibilities of officials. Umpires may call a strike if a batter misses three legitimate pitches or fails to swing at 3 pitches judged 'hittable'.
Winning a Game of Baseball
Winning a game means you have outscored your opposition through the 9 innings played. Scores get added to a cumulative score at the end of each innings.
The team with the most points after 9 innings wins. The basic rules of baseball call it as an 'equal number of turns at bat'. Extra innings get played in the event of a tie to determine a winner.