groundout

noun
ground·out | \ ˈgrau̇nd-ˌau̇t \

Definition of groundout 

: a play in baseball in which a batter is put out after hitting a grounder to an infielder

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Arrieta coaxed a groundout from Chen in the third inning. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "A Closer Look: Philadelphia Phillies 2, Miami Marlins 0," 14 July 2018 Consecutive groundouts by Roberts and Hall snuffed out the modest threat. Chris Jeter, The Aegis, "Back home, IronBirds snap losing skid with 6-1 win over Brooklyn," 12 July 2018 No one made it past second base for the Rangers until Robinson Chirinos tripled to lead off the seventh, but he was stranded there when Brandon Workman struck out Joey Gallo and then retired Delino Deshields and Elvis Andrus on groundouts. Jimmy Golen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "J.D. Martinez homers again as Red Sox blank Rangers 5-0," 9 July 2018 Christian Yelich walked with one down, moved up on a groundout and scored when Travis Shaw punched a 0-2 changeup through the right side for an RBI single. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Phillies 4, Brewers 1: A frustrating day with just 5 hits and some shaky pitching," 16 June 2018 Anthony Necerino pinch ran for Fedko, advancing to third on a groundout before scoring on the wild pitch. Staff Report, courant.com, "UConn Baseball Defeats USF In Dramatic Fashion, Heads To AAC Finals," 25 May 2018 Even his fourth-inning groundout against Verlander was scorched, a screamer that exited his bat at 106 mph right to Jose Altuve. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Wilson Ramos, Rays sting Justin Verlander in Astros' loss," 30 June 2018 Boyd allowed a leadoff ground-rule double to Kevin Pillar, who eventually scored on a groundout. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers tried everything, but still lost as losing skid extends," 30 June 2018 Keller recorded 21 outs — six strikeouts, and 12 groundouts, including three double plays. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "The Royals' most encouraging part of a mostly miserable season," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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