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ground ball

also ground·ball (ground′bôl′)
n.
1. Baseball A batted ball that rolls or bounces along the ground.
2. Sports A loose ball on the playing field in lacrosse.

ground′ ball′


n.
a batted baseball that rolls or bounces along the ground. Also called grounder.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground ball - (baseball) a hit that travels along the groundground ball - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
chopper, chop - a grounder that bounces high in the air
roller - a grounder that rolls along the infield
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
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He has it in a lot of games where the sinkerball is really working for him but the ground balls elude the infielder s all night.
All these ground balls should be played at game speed, with the timing being adjusted to which part of the season that you are in.
Ground Ball looked to have the Grand Annual at his mercy at last year's Cheltenham Festival before being collared by St Pirran on the run-in.
Ground Ball, who will be ridden this afternoon by Robert Thornton instead of the injured David Casey, warmed up for this jumps campaign when finishing fifth in a very decent maiden on the Flat at Navan last month, behind high-quality hurdlers Back In Front and Macs Joy.
Usually Ground Ball doesn't find a whole lot and this was the first day he has really battled.
Teams are determined and take turns (this includes the outfielders) fielding ground balls.
Normally a good jumper, Ground Ball must have outstanding claims today in a field which will include Paul Nolan's Kymandjen, so gallant when short headed by Numbersixvalverde in the recent Thyestes and The Galway Man.
The Paul Nicholls-trained gelding, who missed last season through injury, landed a well-executed ante-post coup from 20-1 to 4-1 favourite when taking the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham in fetching style from the Charlie Swan-trained Ground Ball.
The Angels' Chone Figgins, right, is safe at second base on a ground ball by Vladimir Guerrero.
Prior to his fine Festival effort, Ground Ball had recorded an impressive victory over Jurado Express in the Phil Sweeney Memmmorial Chase at Thurles in January.
Among the opposition will be Ground Ball, runner-up in the Grand Annual and 4lb better off for two and a half lengths.
After the Royals' Mark Grudzielanek had a one-out single in the first, Doug Mientkiewicz hit a ground ball to Morales at first base.