mercy rule


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mercy rule

n.
A rule stipulating that a competitive athletic contest will end prematurely or its clock will run continuously if one team is ahead by a specified large margin.
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Steelville batted around in the bottom of the third and fourth innings to lead 12-1 and threaten to invoke the 10-run mercy rule.
The Blu Girls, ranked No.13 in the world, posted a 13-0 victory against Singapore via mercy rule in their first assignment on Wednesday morning with pitchers Royevel Palma and Lyca Basa combining for nine strikeouts.
Informally called the "mercy rule", it stipulated that a fight is stopped when a boxer goes 15 points ahead.
The Blu Girls needed just four innings to wrap up the victory through the mercy rule, giving the team a much-needed boost in their bid to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tauli gave up the first two hits before giving the mound to Juan, who closed out with one run and one hit in a two-inning relief job as the Blu Girls reduced the game to four innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Michael Moore's RBI single in the bottom of the frame ended Game 1 via the mercy rule.
Orillana's hit failed to overshadow another difficult afternoon for the Blu Boys, who lost via mercy rule for the third consecutive game.
Sauceda struck out all 12 batters in a game the last four innings instead of the usual six because of Little League's 10-run mercy rule. Sauceda also stars at the plate, going 3-for-3 with six RBIs, including a grand slam in the third.
Both teams advanced to this round by defeating their opponents in four innings because of the mercy rule.
John Lescroart's THE MERCY RULE (1423386930, $38.99) receives a fine performance by David Colacci, whose decades of audio recording experience lend a seasoned tone to this story of a former bartender and reluctant defense attorney who faces a challenging case that threatens his family life.
The mercy rule kicked in and the game against the Pride was called after three innings.
The game against the Pride was called after just three innings due to a mercy rule. The Jets also registered some other lopsided victories.