base hit


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base hit

n. Baseball
A hit by which the batter reaches base safely without incurring an error, fielder's choice, or force play.

base′ hit′


n.
a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base safely without the commission of an error in the field or a force-out or fielder's choice on a base runner.
[1870–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.base hit - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safelybase hit - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
hit - (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); "he came all the way around on Williams' hit"
home run, homer - a base hit on which the batter scores a run
bingle, single - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
double, two-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser - a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"
three-bagger, three-base hit, triple - a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
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!"
Translations
coup sûr
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led 2-0 in first, Dane Stapley reached base on error, stole second, bunt single by Alec Cook, Cam Jack hits into FC to score Stapley, Taylor Brown's base hit drives in Cook
If a base hit or out is recorded, the defense has 10 seconds to get the ball in and the offense has 10 seconds to get the next hitter into the batter's box.
Friday, Napoli ended up with a seventh-inning double, his first extra- base hit since July 15.
The concept is that since a runner is likely to score from second on a base hit, there isn't a lot of percentage in taking a chance to reach third base.
He singled in the third and fifth before lacing a base hit to right-center field off Aaron Cook with two outs in the seventh.
Kellen started the game with a base hit and from there it kept on rolling,'' Jones said.
The basic principles of bunting toward third base for a base hit can generally be applied to bunting toward first base or bunting firmly past the pitcher toward the second baseman.
Plum said we need everybody in the lineup to contribute, so any way possible I can help our team - get a run, get a base hit, or steal a hit from somebody - that's clutch, not just for me, but for the team.
The official scorekeeper, perhaps surmising Kennedy had such a jump on the ball he would have been safe anyway, ruled it a base hit.