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

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Pedro Florimon, who replaced Crawford, singled in the seventh to put two runners on before the rally ended with groundouts from Alfaro and Aaron Altherr. Matt Breen, Philly.com, "Phillies waste Odubel Herrera's incredible catch in loss to Braves," 28 Apr. 2018 The Crimson Tide got the tying and go-ahead run in the second inning off a triple from Joe Breaux that scored Chandler Avant and a groundout from Hunter Alexander that pushed Breaux across home plate. Special To Al.com, AL.com, "Alabama baseball beats No. 7 Kentucky," 30 Mar. 2018 Against a Twins batting order consisting of four lefties and three switch-hitters, Gausman kept the ball on the ground, using a shift on the legrft-handed hitters that led to six groundouts to the right side through his first five innings of work. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "After early outburst, Orioles offense sputters in 5-4 loss to Twins; team is 40 games under .500," 7 July 2018 Tyler Nichol then came on for Leonard and gave up a four-pitch walk before forcing a groundout by Alexander to end the game with runners on first and second. Josh Preston, NOLA.com, "Shaw 3, Jesuit 2 (Game 2): Jacob Mouriz tosses gem to force Game 3," 28 Apr. 2018 Carlson got back-to-back groundouts to get out of the two-on, one-out jam. James Crepea, AL.com, "Auburn softball falls to Arkansas in extra-innings," 21 Apr. 2018 Two more runs would score — one on a bloop single to left by Jake Cave and another on a groundout to Chris Davis, who looked home before getting the out at first. Eduardo A. Encina, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles seal third winless road trip of season with 10-1 loss to Twins," 8 July 2018 Ozuna followed with a run-scoring single, but Urena picked Pham off third and got a groundout to end the inning. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Jose Urena gets first win of season as Marlins snap six-game losing streak," 6 June 2018 But the southpaw escaped on a groundout to second baseman Sean Lawley. Rick O'brien, Philly.com, "Tyler Kehoe and Carroll hold off W.C. Rustin in state baseball opener," 4 June 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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