passed ball


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passed ball

 (păst)
n. Baseball
A pitch that should have been fielded by the catcher but was missed, allowing a runner to advance a base.

passed′ ball′



n.
a pitched baseball that the catcher can reasonably be expected to catch but misses. Compare wild pitch.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.passed ball - a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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Two doubles and a single from the Northwest Regional champions made the deficit reasonable, but Pearland scored five runs on two wild pitches, a passed ball and a single in the sixth to seal the win.
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