checked swing

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checked swing

or check swing
n. Baseball
A swing of the bat that is stopped part way in an attempt to avoid swinging at a pitch thought to be out of the strike zone.
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After Oregon coach George Horton was ejected in the top of the eighth inning for arguing a check-swing call, the Trojans added a run in the bottom of the eighth off Garrett Cleavinger.
Ryan struck out 16 as he allowed only Ron Kittle's check-swing single in the second inning.
But Mark Teixeira flew out to left field, Vladimir Guerrero flew out to right and Torii Hunter hit a check-swing ground ball to second base to end it.
The closest they came to a hit off the 35-year-old right-hander was actually on a check-swing tapper by Travis d'Arnaud in the second inning.
Patterson went to third base on a check-swing single by Kevin Millar, and Nick Markakis then drove in Patterson on a fielder's choice to cut the Angels' lead to 4-3.
Jon Higgins hit a check-swing single into left field to bring home Alex Brink with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Sheldon defeated Lebanon 4-2 on Wednesday in Midwestern League baseball at Sheldon High School.
Daniel Nava hit a one out double, went to third on a check-swing single by Will Middlebrooks and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI grounder.
But with hardly any offensive support, he was done in by a Brandon Inge home run in the sixth inning off an 0-2 pitch and a check-swing call that didn't go his way in the eighth.
It was just a day earlier when Dodgers catcher Jason Phillips got a break on a phantom check-swing call and went on to hit the winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Dodgers the break they figured would turn around their season.
Nathan Horton opened the scoring, finishing off a give-and-go with Dougie Hamilton by pushing a check-swing shot from out front past Lerner at 5:48 of the second.
Weaver got Marcus Giles on a check-swing strikeout but then loaded the bases by walking Chipper Jones.
Greg O'Donnell's check-swing single to right field in the first inning scored Ben O'Donnell, who had doubled.