groundout

noun
ground·​out | \ ˈgrau̇nd-ˌau̇t How to pronounce groundout (audio) \

Definition of groundout

: 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 Smith drove in a run on a groundout and Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer to put the Mets up in the third. David Solomon, ajc, "Wainwright, Cards win 5th in row; Mets fire hitting coaches," 4 May 2021 Rays closer Diego Castillo struck out Tony Kemp and retired Machin on a groundout. Matt Kawahara, San Francisco Chronicle, "A's shut out by Rays, Tyler Glasnow," 28 Apr. 2021 Miami took the lead just three batters into the game as Jazz Chisholm opened with an infield single, stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jesús Aguilar. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Marlins 4: Tyrone Taylor proves to be a great fit in the leadoff spot," 27 Apr. 2021 Two outs later, Sorrenti hit what looked like an inning-ending groundout, but Louisiana shortstop Bobby Lada threw it into right field and Powers scored to tie the game. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "South Alabama baseball takes 2 from Louisiana, finishes off 3-game sweep," 19 Apr. 2021 Senzatela was pulled after Trevor Story made a terrible throw on what should have been an inning-ending groundout by AJ Pollock, allowing Will Smith to stroll home for a 5-0 lead. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, "Betts, Bauer star for new fans as Dodgers crush Rockies 7-0," 14 Apr. 2021 But Wicks effortlessly worked out of the jam, striking out Boyd and Wade Meckler before inducing an inning-ending groundout from Andy Armstrong. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Kevin Abel’s return spoiled by Kansas State, as Oregon State baseball loses 3-2 in season opener," 19 Feb. 2021 Jake Diekman, pitching a third straight day, entered and walked Mazara before inducing a inning-ending groundout by Adam Engel. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "From Petit to ‘Hercu-Liam,’ A’s bullpen huge in Game 3," 1 Oct. 2020 Eugenio Suárez followed with an RBI groundout before Nick Senzel stroked a sacrifice fly. Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers lose to Reds after Kenley Jansen gives up home run in the 10th," 26 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2021

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“Groundout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundout. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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