Baseball is a game of strategy and skill, with the ultimate goal of scoring more runs than your opponent. The objective is to hit the ball thrown at you as far as possible before running around four bases to complete a run. Once a player has made it around all four bases without being eliminated, another hitter takes their place. The game is played between two teams of nine players each.
The game is divided into nine innings, each split into two halves. During the upper half of the inning, players from one team hit in succession and attempt to score runs, while the other team plays on the field and tries to prevent them from doing so. In the lower half, teams switch places. The team with the most runs at the end of nine innings is declared the winner.
Receptors have many defensive roles. Primarily, they are responsible for catching all pitches thrown by their team's pitchers and often suggest selecting the field by hand signals before the pitch showing between their legs and out of sight of the opposing team. Receivers are also asked to throw at second and third base to stop runners from stealing bags. Additionally, receivers block throws thrown to the ground in front of home plate and frame throws near the strike zone by moving their receiver gloves slightly to the strike zone after catching the throws.