This move essentially allows the batter to give the impression that she is about to slap the softball, but then drag bunt it slowly. A drag bunt is a useful way of hitting a softball to the batter’s advantage. : a bunt in baseball made by a left-handed batter by trailing the bat while moving toward first base broadly : a bunt made with the object of getting on base safely rather than sacrificing. At the same time, the batter runs to the first base. Definition of drag bunt.