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n. Baseball
A ground ball.


(Baseball) baseball a batted ball that travels along the ground

ground′ ball′

a batted baseball that rolls or bounces along the ground. Also called grounder.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grounder - (baseball) a hit that travels along the groundgrounder - (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!"


n (US Sport) → Bodenball m
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Two batters later, Diaz fielded a grounder that looked likely to start an inning-ending double play, but his throw to second base went into center field to give Vancouver runners on first and second.
amp;nbsp;Kurt Suzuki dove home from third base when Angel's Howie Kendrick's throw came wide off a soft grounder, as the A's beat their division rival Angels 5-4 in 10 innings.
Al Diyafah then went on to equalise after two minutes through Ali Shehabi, who hit a sharp grounder to beat the goalkeeper.
Russell Martin led off with a single and pitcher Greg Maddux, instead of sacrificing, hit a grounder to short and was safe at first when Jose Reyes bounced the throw.
There have been experts in each of these styles, but the bottom line remains the same-the good pitchers get the hitters out whether it is on a pop-up, a long fly, a grounder, a swinging strike, or a called third strike.
ANAHEIM-- Matching Derek Jeter grounder for grounder always is a thrill for Orlando Cabrera, he just has to wait a day or two to do it in this series.
Outfielders: Coach hits fly balls and ground balls to OF's, who dropstep with their right foot and run at a 45-degree angle to catch a fly ball or field a grounder to their right.
Randy Winn led off the ninth with a grounder to the right of Kent, who got a glove on it but couldn't hold on.
Dunn contributed to the shutout defensively at shortstop in the sixth, making a great backhand play in the hole and throwing out Oregon's Katie Miller trying to score from third on a Kayla MacKinnon grounder.
He booted a grounder for a two-base error Wednesday, lost track of a runner heading to the plate and didn't take charge on a popup on the infield that catcher Jose Molina could not handle.
Moorpark's Blake Barnes singled and scored on Alex Nelson's sacrifice fly in the first inning a run, and Jesse Peredes walked and scored on Broc Hass' grounder in the sixth.