infield hit


Definition of infield hit 

: a base hit on a ball that does not leave the infield

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Broxton replaced Yelich in Thursday's game and reached on an infield hit and scored, then in the ninth made a terrific running catch in right-center to help secure the victory. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Notes: Brewers' outfield depth tested with Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain both out," 29 June 2018 Kane got an infield hit for the first run of the bottom of the fifth. Nathan Cambridge,, "St. Francis baseball rallies past Burroughs in VIBL action," 16 June 2018 Two errors, a walk and a couple of infield hits paved the way for a five-run outburst, with the Cubs rubbing it in by having Lester pinch-hit and sacrifice a run home. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers look to put runs on the board after Cubs pitchers dominated first two meetings," 10 June 2018 Lewis Brinson nearly beat out an infield hit with a ground ball in the second. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Marlins nearly land on wrong side of major league history in loss to Padres," 10 June 2018 JB Shuck’s infield hit loaded the bases with one out. Craig Davis,, "Marlins rally three times, defeat Giants on Brian Anderson's sacrifice fly," 14 June 2018 Kwan beat out an infield hit to third, and Grenier followed with a bloop single over second to get the rally started. Ron Richmond For The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Adley Rutschman leads Oregon State past Minnesota, into College World Series," 10 June 2018 After Julia Valenzuela was hit by a pitch to start the bottom half, Brannan hit into a fielder's choice that erased Valenzuela, Kennedy walked and Clemetson got an infield hit to load the bases with one out, setting up Vandiver's walkoff grounder. Steve Galluzzo,, "Ninth-inning blunder pushes top-seeded UCLA softball to the brink of elimination," 20 May 2018 Diamondbacks shortstop Ketel Marte added two singles, the second of which forced him to leave the game after reaching on an infield hit and grabbing his right hamstring in pain. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Shelby Miller gets roughed up by Giants in second start, says he expects more from himself," 30 June 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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