full count


: a situation in which the count to the batter is two strikes and three balls

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With a full count and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a one-run game, Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani stood on the mound in Miami and faced his Angels teammate, Mike Trout. Lindsey Adler, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2023 The two-time All-Star took the pitcher to a full count before giving a hearty swing at an 84 mph sinker to end the inning. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 Wiemer drew a walk on a full count in his first plate appearance in the second and then singled sharply through the left side to lead his next time up leading off the fourth. Chourio, though, stole the show. Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 With a full count, Rivera fouled off a pair of hanging breaking balls before getting a third in a row from RHP Samuel Reyes. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 27 Feb. 2023 Bottom of the ninth, tie game, bases loaded, two out, full count. Dallas News, 27 Feb. 2023 The situation was bases loaded, two outs, full count in the bottom of the ninth inning with the score tied. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 26 Feb. 2023 During their first spring training game Saturday, in a full count with David Peralta at bat in the second inning, the Dodgers encountered one of Major League Baseball’s new rules for the first time. Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2023 To qualify for a full count, the sampling would have needed to project 78,438 valid signatures, 6,153 more. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Full count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20count. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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