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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But Boxberger fanned Justin Bour, got Brinson on a groundout and Dietrich to fly out to right for his 19th save. Harvey Fialkov, azcentral, "Diamondbacks' Robbie Ray strong, efficient in shutting down Marlins in return," 27 June 2018 Harrisburg scored four runs in the first inning off of Chris Jensen on a throwing error, groundout and RBI hits by Kelvin Gutierrez and Adam Walker. Staff Report, courant.com, "Senators Drop Yard Goats To .500," 29 May 2018 After a groundout and an intentional walk, Erickson fielded a single from Heaton and the All-Area linebacker came up throwing and got Lomeli for his second outfield assist of the day. Grant Gordon, latimes.com, "Crescenta Valley baseball's season comes to chaotic quarterfinal close," 26 May 2018 There are now more strikeouts than groundouts, and first month of the 2018 season was the first in Major League history in which there were more strikeouts than hits. Ted Berg, For The Win, "The problem with Major League Baseball is that players are too good at baseball," 16 May 2018 Leonys Martin led off the game with a triple, but Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova got the next three batters on groundouts. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers lose, 1-0, at Pittsburgh; Alex Wilson yields walk-off HR," 26 Apr. 2018 Outfield prospect Magneuris Sierra left the game with left hamstring tightness, limping off after a groundout. Craig Davis, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Thursday: Marlins at Mets, 1:10 p.m.; Wednesday, Straily stymies Mets," 14 Mar. 2018 After a groundout, Perdomo surrendered a single, then another. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres fall on Giants' 12th-inning walk-off," 22 July 2017 Neria was integral in Burbank tying the score at 2-2 in the top of the fifth, loading the bases to allow Daniel Edwards to score on a groundout. Emin Avakian, latimes.com, "Burbank Junior All-Stars come up short against Palmdale," 11 July 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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