base hit

noun

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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The Chargers logged four extra base hits and finished with seven hits overall. Rich Torress, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA baseball: Fishers outlasts Carroll in extras for first regional title," 2 June 2018 Catcher Desi Gomez blooped a single to right field and was replaced by courtesy runner Carly Oldfield, who was plated by a base hit to center field by third baseman Bene Snyder. Jeff Tully, latimes.com, "Four-run first too much for Burbank softball to overcome in playoff loss," 16 May 2018 The Bulldogs' Branden Fryman and Austin Edens also posted two-hit performances, while Troy Dixon, Ayrton Schafer, Sam Teague, Anthony Mulrine and Taylor Garris all posted key base hits. Samford Athletics, AL.com, "Samford baseball keeps winning; Shuts out Mercer Friday, 7-0," 13 Apr. 2018 Freshman outfielder David Bedgood then singled home Hoese with a base hit into left center field to make the score 12-2. NOLA.com, "Tulane baseball trails early in series-opening loss at Long Beach State," 17 Mar. 2018 More: Mercy softball holds off Holy Cross in Sixth Region semifinals The next inning, the Eagles doubled their lead off a base hit by Blake Bonn up the middle. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "Bullitt East beats North Bullitt in Sixth Region baseball semifinals," 30 May 2018 In the seventh, the Green Wave cut it to 11-7 when Rowland singled and moved to second on a throwing error, then scored on Gozzo's base hit through the right side. NOLA.com, "Purdue evens series, beats Tulane 12-8," 10 Mar. 2018 Two of the Astros' first four innings began with a base hit. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros rally to bludgeon Indians' bullpen," 25 May 2018 Five of the shutouts came in the early going against the Cubs, including three at Wrigley Field during a weekend series in which frostbite was more likely than a base hit. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rather than worry about getting blanked again, Brewers give Matz credit for strong outing," 24 May 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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base hit

noun

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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