ground ball

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ground ball

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

a batted baseball that rolls or bounces along the ground. Also called grounder.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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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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A fielding error on Mason Shackleton's ground ball allowed Karg to score and let Schackleton reach first.
Lai Mengting's ground ball single became Chinese-Taipei's final hit, allowing its runner to take home base after the Philippines' first base and second base collided in an attempt to catch the ball.
Alex Bregman scored on a ground ball hit by Altuve that gave the Astros a 2-0 lead before the Dodgers had even came up to bat.
Alamo and Ho-Young both scored on a throwing error by shortstop Peter Van Gansen on a ground ball by Ian Happ to tie the score.
Some solutions include a power/ground ring, thermal ground ball, or embedded electromagnetic band-gap (EBG).
I have been an avid White Sox fan for years and consider Paul Konerko an outstanding hitter and underrated fielder, but I get frustrated at his lack of hustle when he hits a routine ground ball. He often dogs it going to first base on easy double-play grounders.
Drill 1: Regular ground ball pick up base hit, no runners on.
They integrate drive and guidance mechanisms using standard SKF components (precision ground ball screws and miniature profile rail guides).
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Ground Ball, owned like the runner-up by JP McManus, was four lengths adrift in third.
TCM precision ground ball screws incorporate a robust internal return system designed for durability and high performance in the most demanding linear-actuation applications.

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