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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His double resulted in only his ninth RBI of the season and only his 11th extra base hit. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Addison Russell's game-tying double against Braves provides emotional release," 16 May 2018 Samford's Brooks Carlson turned in a solid day at the plate with two hits and an RBI, while Troy Dixon, Anthony Mulrine, Ayrton Schafer and Taylor Garris also added key base hits. Samford Athletics, AL.com, "Samford pitches past ETSU, 6-2; Evens SoCon-opening series at 1-1," 24 Nov. 2017 Next up was Parker Serio, who brought Torry home on a double, the first extra base hit of the evening for either club. Travis Connelley, NOLA.com, "St. Paul's 3, Jesuit 2 (Game 1): Grant Grosch's walk-off hit gives Jacob Scherer complete-game win," 5 May 2018 Russell, who is 5-for-24 with no extra base hits, will be replaced by Javier Baez at shortstop. Mark Gonzales, chicagotribune.com, "Willson Contreras and Addison Russell sit as Cubs try to win series finale at Colorado," 22 Apr. 2018 Evan Gattis twice was the culprit, popping up in the first after a walk to Altuve and a Gurriel base hit and grounding into a double play in the third after one-out walks to Altuve and Gurriel. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Yuli Gurriel's walkoff single sends Astros past White Sox," 5 July 2018 Few people are interested in more strikeouts than base hits and launch angles and exit velocities. Nick Canepa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Can soccer ever be in the Big Three?," 2 July 2018 Pinnacle would open the inning with two base hits and two doubles to give Pinnacle a 3-1 lead. Jorge Ramos, azcentral, "Pinnacle baseball rolls through Sandra Day O'Connor," 6 Apr. 2018 Teammate Joey Draughon added a key base hit to drive in two runs, and Reese and Joey Blasetti accounted for the other runs. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Pirates seize the gold in Fort Lauderdale Little League Major Division," 24 June 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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