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 grounder to an infielder

Examples of groundout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vuckovich worked 6 2/3 innings, Simmons had two hits and drove in the tying run on a groundout in a strange inning where sluggers Robin Yount and Cecil Cooper both reached base on bunt attempts, and Fingers worked a 1-2-3 ninth. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Brewers make a deal for three 1980s cornerstones," 20 Apr. 2020 Springer reached on an infield hit, took second on Gary Sánchez’s passed ball, advanced on a groundout and scored when Paxton bounced a breaking ball off Sánchez’s glove for a wild pitch. Ronald Blum, The Denver Post, "DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS," 19 Oct. 2019 George Springer reached on an infield hit, took second on Gary Sánchez’s passed ball, advanced on a groundout and scored when Paxton bounced a breaking ball off Sánchez’s glove for a wild pitch. Ronald Blum, baltimoresun.com, "Yankees stay alive in ALCS with 4-1 victory over Astros in Game 5," 18 Oct. 2019 George Springer reached on an infield hit, took second on Gary Sanchez’s passed ball, advanced on a groundout and scored when Paxton bounced a breaking ball off Sanchez’s glove for a wild pitch. chicagotribune.com, "Yankees stay alive with a 4-1 win against Justin Verlander and the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS," 18 Oct. 2019 Among the contributors was Ryan Pressly, who retired the only batter he faced by getting Travis d'Arnaud on a groundout with two men on to end the sixth inning. David Barron, Houston Chronicle, "Astros saw encouraging signs from bullpen in Game 4," 9 Oct. 2019 Brady Strenke plated another run on a groundout later in the inning, making it 3-2, but neither team scored over the final three innings. The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Salem’s title hopes dashed with 3-2 loss to Louisiana at Little League World Series," 17 Aug. 2019 In the sixth inning, Senzel hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on a groundout. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Banged-up Cincinnati Reds drop series finale to Chicago Cubs, fall 7.5 games out of 1st place," 17 July 2019 But Mullin picked up a strikeout and a groundout to end the threat. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Missing Detroit Tigers' Opening Day? Here are nine greats from the past," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2020

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“Groundout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundout. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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