Definition of unearned
1 : not gained by labor, service, or skill unearned income
2 : scored as a result of an error by the opposing team an unearned run
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Bank interest is regarded as unearned income.
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Springer's 13th homer capped a four-run outburst off reliever Dillon Gee in the eighth, when all the Houston runs were unearned.
Gee pitched four innings of relief and was charged with four unearned runs on two hits and a walk.
The problem was the five errors the Bobcats committed, which led to six unearned runs for Valmyer, thwarting Somonauk's dreams of returning to the state championship game for the second straight year.
Liaromatis did his part for Yorkville (30-5), allowing only a pair of unearned runs in the third inning that proved to be the difference. Plainfield North (28-9) added an insurance run in the sixth.
The Tigers scored an unearned run off of Storako in the top of the first, but hurt themselves in the bottom half by making three errors.
Freshman right-handed pitcher Reeves Martin got the victory on the mound after holding the Lions without a hit in 3.2 innings, with one unearned run coming from three walks and one balk.
The three unearned runs the Wildcats scored off Steven Anderson in the first didn't help.
Crown Point (25-2), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, took a 1-0 lead in the fourth before adding four unearned runs in the seventh against Munster (20-7).
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: not earned by working
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