NCAA 10-5 Fielder’s Choice
SECTION 5. This term is used by the official scorer to account for the following situations (the batter shall be charged with an official time at bat but no hit in all such situations):
a. When a batter-runner advances one or more bases while a fielder who handles a fair hit attempts to put out a preceding runner;
b. When a runner advances (other than by a stolen base or error) while a fielder is attempting to put out another runner;
c. When a runner advances solely because of the defensive team’s indifference (undefended steal); or
d. When a batter apparently hits safely and a runner who is forced to advance by reason of the batter becoming a runner fails to touch the first base to which he is advancing and is called out on appeal.