base hit


Definition of base hit 

: a hit in baseball that enables the batter to reach base safely without benefit of an error or fielder's choice

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Houston also stranded two in the second as Tyler White and Jake Marisnick had base hits before Springer struck out swinging. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Yuli Gurriel's walkoff single sends Astros past White Sox," 5 July 2018 Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler, batting .205 entering the game, ripped a double to left field before Zack Cozart lined a game-tying, two-base hit to the center-field wall. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Alex Gordon's RBI hits not enough for Royals as Angels sweep series," 7 June 2018 Gregorius’ hit had a hit probability of just 5 percent, the lowest of any base hit on the day and the third lowest of any ball put in play in the game. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Fielding miscues glaring in another ugly Orioles loss, their seventh straight," 2 June 2018 The Crusaders trailed 7-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth but got base hits from Stuprich and Stromboe before Brown hit a two-RBI triple in the seventh. Jim Derry,, "Re-live the top plays from a zany St. Paul's-Jesuit 12-inning thriller," 6 May 2018 The Bulldogs' Brooks Carlson, Anthony Mulrine and Schafer all turned in two-hit performances, while Troy Dixon, Austin Edensand Taylor Garris added base hits as well. Samford Athletics,, "Samford baseball to host SIUE this weekend in non-conference showdown," 26 Apr. 2018 Gray worked effortlessly through the first two batters of Saturday’s game, but that changed irrevocably during an eight-pitch at-bat to J.D. Martinez, who slapped a base hit up the middle. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Sonny Gray Is Battered by Red Sox, Emphasizing Yankees’ Need for Rotation Help," 30 June 2018 Florida scored first, pushing in a run without a base hit. Mike Malloy,, "Gators struggle early, fall to Texas Tech in CWS opener," 18 June 2018 With two runners on base, freshman pinch hitter Avery Heath delivered with a base hit that scored Mackenzie Miller. Paul Shepherd, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA softball: After losing to Danville 3 times this season, Tri-West gets last laugh," 23 May 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of base hit

baseball : a hit that allows a batter to reach a base safely : a single, double, triple, or home run

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