sacrifice fly


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sacrifice fly

n. Abbr. SF Baseball
A fly ball enabling a runner to score after it is caught by a fielder.

sac′rifice fly`


n.
a fly ball in baseball that enables a base runner, usu. at third base, to score after the ball is caught.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sacrifice fly - a sacrifice made by hitting a long fly ball
sacrifice - (baseball) an out that advances the base runners
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Eugene (27-23, 6-6) scored in the first inning when Jhonny Bethencourt, Brandon Hughes and Austin Filiere each walked to load the bases before Gustavo Polanco hit a sacrifice fly.
On July 12th in the second game of a doubleheader, the Red Sox produced a run on a Clyde Vollmer sacrifice fly in the top of the 17th inning, seizing a 5-4 victory after holding the White Sox scoreless for the final 10 innings of the game.
The Jackals made it 3-0 in the second as Chris Henderson had a sacrifice fly and another run scored on a groundout by Chris Curran (three hits).
Lancaster got all the runs it would need in the third inning, scoring three times on a single, three walks, a passed ball, a wild pitch, a groundout and a sacrifice fly.
Saburo Omura drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and Shunsuke Watanabe pitched eight strong innings Sunday as the Lotte Marines rallied to beat the Chunichi Dragons 3-2 for their ninth consecutive victory.
THE SACRIFICE FLY is a fairly mundane statistical category to most fans.
A runner who leaves the bag early on a sacrifice fly cannot be called out unless the dereliction is reported to the umpire.
The situational hitting feature in HardBall 99 allows the user to control whether to hit the ball in the air for a possible sacrifice fly, hit the ball on the ground for a hit and run or hit to the opposite field.
Oregon picked up two runs in the seventh when McCullough drove in Daniel Patzlaff with a double and Jake Bennett brought home Taylor Travess with a sacrifice fly.
As you know, the sacrifice fly rule had some changes through the years.
Angels rally: Sean Rodriguez started a three-run, winning rally in the ninth inning with a leadoff double, and Hainley Statia finished it off with a sacrifice fly to give the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Royals.