infield hit


Definition of infield hit

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

Examples of infield hit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Cain reached on another infield hit to open the third inning and Aguilar struck again with one out. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 3, Pirates 2: Freddy Peralta's return to big leagues nearly as good as his debut," 19 June 2018 Chicago padded a 1-0 lead on Tommy La Stella’s two-run infield hit in the seventh, with Arcía holding the ball instead of throwing home as Jason Heyward kept running from second base. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers look to put runs on the board after Cubs pitchers dominated first two meetings," 10 June 2018 Maddon pulled some tricks in the eighth as Steve Cishek allowed an infield hit to Orlando Arcia, and then moved to left field as Brian Duensing was summoned. Paul Sullivan,, "Cubs get shutout in second straight game, fall to Brewers 1-0," 13 June 2018 Piña got things started by lining a home run over the centerfield wall, followed by a Keon Broxton double and infield hit by pinch-hitter Jonathan Villar. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5 (10): After falling behind on yet another grand slam, Brewers rally," 2 July 2018 UConn did not get its next hit until the sixth, an infield hit by Prato. Dom Amore,, "Washington Outlasts Mason Feole, Silences UConn Baseball 7-1," 1 June 2018 An infield hit by Carley Brown and a fielding error by Bloom put the go-ahead runs on base. Andrew Turner,, "Aliso Niguel softball strikes late to end Edison's playoff run," 23 May 2018 With one down, Rosario beat out an infield hit and Dozier singled through the left side to load the bases. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 6, Twins 5 (10): After falling behind on yet another grand slam, Brewers rally," 2 July 2018 Martinez, headed to UC Santa Barbara, then gave up a run in the fifth as Sean McLain reached on an infield hit and scored on Collin Villegas' double down the left-field line. Scott French,, "CdM slips up in seventh, loses Pacific Coast League opener to Beckman," 17 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'infield hit.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of infield hit

1907, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about infield hit

Share infield hit

Statistics for infield hit

Last Updated

14 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for infield hit

The first known use of infield hit was in 1907

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on infield hit

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with infield hit

Comments on infield hit

What made you want to look up infield hit? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!