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

Definition of grounder

Examples of grounder in a Sentence

He hit a grounder to the shortstop.

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DeShields singled on a grounder that second baseman Jonathan Villar couldn't backhand. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles can't muster much offense in 12-inning loss to Rangers," 6 June 2019 Adam Morgan got the first out on a grounder that moved McMahon to third before Seranthony Dominguez came on and wriggled out of the inning. Aaron Bracy, The Seattle Times, "Harper’s bat, Nola’s arm lead Phillies past Rockies 2-1," 18 May 2019 Puig chopped a grounder to Baez, who threw home to catch Bellinger in a rundown. Andy Mccullough,, "Yasiel Puig’s play is not a pretty picture in 9-4 loss to Cubs," 27 June 2018 Campbell County junior Abby Joering had the team’s lone RBI on a grounder. James Weber,, "Northern Kentucky all-star softball games bring rivals together," 19 June 2018 And Paxton escaped that trouble by striking out Shin-Soo Choo, getting Isiah Kiner-Falefa on a shallow fly ball to left and Nomar Mazara on a grounder. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers Reaction: Moore takes right steps, Alberto takes down Paxton," 31 May 2018 Gretler's diving stop of a hard grounder at first and throw took out the lead runner after Torkelson had reached base when Heimlich hit him with a pitch. Ken Goe,, "Live updates: Oregon State Beavers spring football game completes first spring of the Jonathan Smith era," 28 Apr. 2018 And just 23 of those grounders to short have produced a run. Neil Greenberg,, "Analytics killed the bunt. Now a new data-driven strategy could bring it back to life.," 10 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of grounder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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