ground·​out ˈgrau̇nd-ˌau̇t How to pronounce groundout (audio)
: a play in baseball in which a batter is put out after hitting a ground ball to an infielder

Examples of groundout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bullpen relay effort began with Graterol, who closed the season with a 25-inning scoreless streak, retiring Tommy Pham on a first-pitch groundout to end the second inning and preserve a 3-0 deficit. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 The swings generated 12 foul balls, five strikes, one groundout and six hits with exit velocities between 99 and 116 mph. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2023 Jorge Lizarraga drove in a run with a groundout to second base, making it 4-2. Ryan Finley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Aug. 2023 Christian Walker drove in a run with an RBI flyout, then the speedy Diamondbacks stole a run when Tommy Pham swiped second and kept them out of a double play to set up Gabriel Moreno’s RBI groundout. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 Adam Frazier then tied the game with an RBI groundout after the Orioles loaded the bases in the fifth on bunt singles from Cedric Mullins and Jordan Westburg that bookended a walk by Aaron Hicks. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2023 Striking first After a single by Jake Rogers and a walk by Zack Short, both with one out in the third, and a groundout by Akil Baddoo to put runners on second and third, Zack McKinstry fired a 104.6 mph grounder up the middle off White Sox starter Jose Urena. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 10 Sep. 2023 Diego Hernandez drove in a run with a groundout and Tucker Bradley made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly. Paul Boyd, Arkansas Online, 21 Aug. 2023 Kyle Hurt could not have scripted a more daunting and exhilarating opening act, the newest Dodgers pitcher mowing down the heart of the San Diego Padres order — Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Manny Machado — on a flyout and two groundouts in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 11-2 victory. Mike Digiovanna, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of groundout was in 1965

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“Groundout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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