grounder

noun
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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His grounder led to a double play, allowing Anderson to face pinch-hitter Max Muncy with little pressure. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "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 That brings up Alexis Mack, who can't quite beat out the throw after her slap grounder. Joel Odom, OregonLive.com, "NCAA softball live updates: Oregon Ducks eliminated by Florida State at Women's College World Series," 2 June 2018 But his grounder to second was fielded by Jordin Labruzza, and the celebration was put into motion. Jim Derry, NOLA.com, "Jay Curtis' 6th-inning blast leads John Curtis past St. Paul's, 2-1, in Division I state title game," 13 May 2018 His sharp grounder to Will Harris in the tenth won it. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros blow 5-run lead, lose to Rangers in 10 innings," 14 Apr. 2018 Over the course of a season, a hitter might pull 70 percent of his grounders. Lee Judge Special To The Star, kansascity, "The Royals get shifty: a handy guide to infield positioning | The Kansas City Star," 11 Apr. 2018 The Orioles scored their only run against Happ on Trey Mancini’s second-inning grounder to shortstop that appeared to be an inning-ending double-play ball. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles offense sputters again behind Andrew Cashner in 5-1 loss to Toronto," 8 June 2018 Cabrera getting close to return Miguel Cabrera fielded grounders at first base and then took batting practice at Comerica Park on Sunday morning. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers 'anxious' to see Angels star Shohei Ohtani hit, pitch," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of grounder

1867, in the meaning defined above

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