ground·er | \ˈgrau̇n-dər \

Definition of grounder 

Examples of grounder in a Sentence

He hit a grounder to the shortstop.

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Erick Torres fielded a grounder at shortstop, stepped on second for the force and flipped the ball to Breylynn Courtney for the put out at first to end the game. Gary Curreri,, "North Springs Little League 11-under all-stars shine brightly at sectionals," 11 July 2018 Rodney stopped it there by breaking Ryan Braun's bat with an inside fastball, resulting in a grounder to the mound. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5 (10): After falling behind on yet another grand slam, Brewers rally," 2 July 2018 Ex-Tiger Curtis Granderson's grounder to third against the shift in the fourth inning was the first hit for the Jays. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers top Blue Jays, 3-2, in 10 inn.; Blaine Hardy earns save," 2 July 2018 After Hernandez’s error, Arrieta struck out Giancarlo Stanton, which would have been the third out even if the Phillies had picked up just an out from the grounder to Hernandez. Matt Breen,, "Phillies shut out by Yankees as defense fails Jake Arrieta again," 26 June 2018 In the eighth inning of the Cubs’ game with the Pirates on Monday, a grounder with the bases loaded set up would could have been an easy double play. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Anthony Rizzo's dangerous slide at home led to a 2-run throwing error," 28 May 2018 With two outs in the seventh, the former Gold Glover made a full-length diving stop on speedy Kevin Pillar's grounder down the line, then slung an off-balance throw that first baseman Ryon Healy snagged on one hop. CBS News, "Canadian James Paxton of Seattle Mariners pitches no-hitter vs. Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto," 9 May 2018 After a strikeout, Hughes forced Javier Baez into a grounder back to the mound but Hughes couldn’t secure the ball. Bobby Nightengale,, "Cincinnati Reds bullpen blows 5-run lead in loss to Chicago Cubs," 7 July 2018 Even teams with crowded outfield pictures would find ways to make room for Harper, who recently started taking grounders at first base. Ted Berg, For The Win, "Should the freefalling Nationals look to trade Bryce Harper?," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of grounder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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