power hitter

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power hitter

In baseball, softball, or cricket, a player with a very powerful swing who is capable of hitting the ball very far. The team's power hitter ended the game with a home run that made it all the way out of the stadium. They brought in a left-handed pitcher to throw the other team's power hitter off his game.
See also: hitter, power

power hitter

n. a batter in the game of baseball who can hit the ball great distances. Ted is a real power hitter. They’ll try to walk him.
See also: hitter, power
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The Power Hitters finished the elims at 6-8 and are out to bounce back from their 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 and 25-21, 25-21, 25-15 elims defeats to the Tornadoes.
The Tornadoes also swept the Power Hitters in the preliminaries but PLDT did well in closing with a two-game winning streak.
Power Hitters' Coach Roger Gorayeb said they have to be more consistent, knowing that Daquis, Mylene Paat, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Robins-Hardy are all capable of shining when the game is on the line.
Save for a sloppy start in the second frame, the Power Hitters were never threatened by the neophyte Lady Skippers en route to a triumphant repeat win following their 25-21, 25-20, 18-25, 25-14 first-round victory last month.
"Shep leaves as one of the most prolific power hitters in our history," Miners manager Mike Pinto said.
The two parameters, AB/HR and AB/K, can be examined jointly in order to compare the effectiveness of power hitters. All other things being equal, since strikeouts are almost always a nonproductive at-bat, a slugger who strikes out less frequently is preferable to one who strikes out more frequently.
Kent hit eight sixes in their nine-wicket win over Nottinghamshire in the One-Day Cup last week and England have power hitters all the way down to Liam Plunkett, who struck a last-ball maximum to earn a tie with Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge in July 2016.
Karachi, who revamped their squad in the PSL drafts and appointed Imad Wasim as captain, have been rewarded for the overhaul: the younger lineup, starring power hitters as well as more steady players and pacers, has overcome Quetta Gladiators, defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars so far.
'Every team has selected their power hitters and will be relying on them since one good innings from them can make all the difference,' he said.
To a query as to whether power hitting has taken over Twenty20 as West Indies proved in the Twenty20 World Cup, Jayawardene replied: "West Indies have a lot of power hitters because their entire game revolves around power hitting - but if you take a guy like Lendl Simmons he is much more of a player who works around and then probably hits those big shots.
Waqar Younis has also advised the cricket board to find power hitters in the team as the side did not manage to provide solid performances through out the mega event.
According to Sport24, however, Lance Klusener believes De Villiers should bat at No 3 and Miller as soon as possible after the power play as power hitters should be introduced early in Bangladesh, where there is generally not much seam movement during the power play overs.
Here are five notable power hitters, whose foul behavior is ranked by their (statistically arbitrary) Earned Rottenness Averages.
With the series tied at 1-1 with two to play, Collingwood is aware what a victory in Port Elizabeth will do for his team and he is looking for England's power hitters to take the lead.
It is the last zonal match this evening against Northamptonshire who, despite our win at Milton Keynes, will always be a challenge with their deluge of power hitters such as Sales, White and Klusener.