ground·​er | \ ˈgrau̇n-dər How to pronounce grounder (audio) \

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Examples of grounder in a Sentence

He hit a grounder to the shortstop.

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Instead, playing in the final game of his high school career before heading to the University of Louisville for baseball, shortstop Alex Binelas made the stop on the grounder and fired to home plate to get the second out. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oak Creek, Sussex Hamilton grab share of Greater Metro Conference baseball title," 2 July 2018 The grounder was fielded cleanly, but Davidson opted to throw home for the force out instead of taking one more step for an out at first. Bobby Nightengale,, "Alex Blandino's 2-run double highlights Cincinnati Reds comeback win over White Sox," 2 July 2018 Rebels coach Mike Smith argued unsuccessfully that the RBI grounder should have been ruled foul off Jade Gortarez. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "ASU softball beats Mississippi, advances to NCAA regional final," 19 May 2018 When running out the grounder, Ohtani's left foot hit the corner of first base and turned awkwardly. Casey L Moore, USA TODAY, "Shohei Ohtani exits Los Angeles Angels' game with mild ankle sprain," 28 Apr. 2018 Kyle Seager fielded the grounder and touched third base to force out Jose Altuve. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' Evan Gattis discusses gaffe which led to triple play," 20 Apr. 2018 The grounders came off the bats of Trey Mancini and Tim Beckham. Michael Beller,, "Jake Odorizzi Is the Twins' Latest Addition And He's Showing Off a Refashioned Curveball," 4 Apr. 2018 His grounder led to a double play, allowing Anderson to face pinch-hitter Max Muncy with little pressure. Andy Mccullough,, "Rockies stifle Dodgers' bats despite solid outing from pitcher Rich Hill in 3-1 loss," 30 June 2018 His grounder just eluded Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado with two outs and drove in the tying run. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Trevino could be Rangers' catcher of the future. Will he stay with them the rest of season?," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of grounder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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