Definition of strikeout
: an out in baseball resulting from a batter's being charged with three strikes
Recent Examples of strikeout from the Web
Strutz, however, coaxed a pop out and notched two strikeouts to escape the jam.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill pitched five innings, allowing one run and striking out nine, giving him at least that many strikeouts in each of his past three starts.
Luke Lamm's strikeout of Evan Ranneklev with runners on the corners ended the game for Neuqua (11-5-1).
The 22-year-old made his first appearance Monday against Fargo-Moorhead, allowing two runs on three hits with three strikeouts and no walks in three innings.
Right-hander Trey Wingenter (1.95) saved his seventh game with two strikeouts over the final 1 1/3 innings.
Boise’s lineup struggled for most of the evening, combining for 12 strikeouts and going 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
The Enquirer announces 2017 All-Stars for Ohio softball: Division I Players of the Year Alexis Strother, Lebanon - Strother was 10-1 as a pitcher with 96 strikeouts in 82 innings.
One of the most accomplished players in college baseball history, McKay finished his career 32-10 with a 2.23 ERA and a school-record 391 strikeouts along with a .328 career batting average with 28 home runs, 48 doubles and 132 RBIs.
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Definition of strikeout for English Language Learners
baseball : an out in baseball that occurs when a batter gets three strikes
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Definition of strikeout for Students
: an out in baseball that results from a batter getting three strikes during a turn at bat
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