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 Buster Posey had a triple and Brandon Belt then had an RBI groundout. Sporting Green Staff, SFChronicle.com, "June 14 Strat-O-Matic results: Marlins top Giants, A’s blank Phillies again," 14 June 2020 In the ninth, Bridges was efficient with the first two batters, getting a quick groundout followed by a four-pitch strikeout. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Armando Galarraga isn't the only Detroit Tiger to just miss perfection on the mound," 1 June 2020 Bridges retired the next batter, Rice, on a groundout, and all that was left was the grumbling from Tigers players. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "Armando Galarraga isn't the only Detroit Tiger to just miss perfection on the mound," 1 June 2020 Flaherty loaded the bases in the fifth after drilling Ronald Acuna Jr. with a fastball, but induced an inning-ending groundout from Freeman. Paul Newberry, baltimoresun.com, "Cardinals score record 10 runs in first inning, rout Braves, 13-1, to advance to NLCS," 9 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of groundout

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Groundout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundout. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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