full count


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

Examples of full count in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Andrew Monasterio worked a full count and then ripped an RBI double that extended the Brewers’ lead to 3-0 and ended Parker’s outing. Andrew Golden, Washington Post, 13 July 2024 Meijer also traveled the world, providing donations in multiple countries, making a full count of the children with his DNA extraordinarily difficult to obtain. Brian Lowry, CNN, 3 July 2024 The only mistake was a changeup to Josh Smith on a full count. Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star, 22 June 2024 Saturday’s game turned on an epic 12-pitch battle in the top of the sixth inning between Dodgers reliever Blake Treinen and Royals left fielder MJ Melendez, who fouled off six two-strike pitches and took a ball for a full count. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2024 Lakewood, the largest city in Jefferson County, saw its population rise in the first full count during the pandemic, but then lost people. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 17 May 2024 In a full count, a lot of kids will think the fastball is coming. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 13 May 2024 Souza took a close 2-2 pitch to work a full count before his first home run, which left the bat at 98 miles per hour for his lowest exit velocity of the night. Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 16 Mar. 2024 As the batter, former MLB infielder Alcides Escobar, got deeper in the count, the crowd grew louder until, by the time Escobar reached a full count, everyone was on their feet. Dominic Pino, National Review, 6 Feb. 2024

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“Full count.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20count. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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