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field a grounder

In baseball, to use one's glove to stop a ball that has been hit on the ground. We'll start practice today by fielding a couple grounders.
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field grounders

tv. to look downward for cigarette or cigar butts. Stink in school unless you want to end up flipping burgers and fielding grounders.
See also: field, grounder
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I hat is probably to his liking, but not necessarily helpful in our efforts to convince more middle grounders to shift their priorities more sharply to a prochoice stance.
In the first inning, Nulton tripled into the right-field corner before scoring himself on Greene's grounder to short.
Then Curt Walker, a .337 hitter that year, led off with a routine grounder between first and second base.
Hamels induced double-play grounders in the first, second, third, sixth and seventh innings.
Jeter, who turns 40 in June, had hit in an indoor batting cage and fielded grounders on infield grass the previous two weeks.
In late August 1948 in a game at Yankee Stadium, Kell had his jaw broken when struck by a bad-hop grounder hit by Joe DiMaggio.
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.
The four-time all-star then retired 14 in a row until two outs in the fifth inning, when shortstop Addison Russell misplayed a two-out grounder off the bat of the speedy Amed Rosario into an error.
His double-play ball left him at 0 for 5 with four strikeouts and the double-play grounder in his last five times up with the bases loaded.
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.
Asdrubal Cabrera, who began the season as the Mets' shortstop but moved over to 2B about a month ago to fill in for the injured Neil Walker, will begin taking grounders at 3B.
Drench played for the Sand grounders last season on loan from Morecambe, and Haig Avenue boss Gary Brabin is delighted with the latest development.
She was later forced at second, but Lauren Bowen and Melissa Tobin reached on fielder's-choice grounders. With two outs, Kristen Bowen drove in the first run with a single to left.
The Sand grounders held the Shay men for the vast majority of this match.
Three straight league defeats have seen the Sand grounders slip to fourth place - 14 points adrift of leaders Kettering.