steal a base

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steal a base

In baseball or softball, for a baserunner already on base to advance to the next base before or during a pitch (as opposed to when the ball is hit into play). The base is often specified (e.g. "steal second base"). After the wild pitch, the player on second managed to steal third base. He holds a record for stealing bases, typically managing to do it once or twice per game.
See also: base, steal

steal a base

Fig. to sneak from one base to another in baseball. The runner stole second base, but he nearly got put out on the way. Tom runs so slowly that he never tries to steal a base.
See also: base, steal
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Wetrich then stole third base on the next pitch, and came home when the ball was thrown down the left field line for an error, making the score 4-3.
Khisha Cantor, the 18-year old veteran from Adamson University and member of the Champion team to the 2017 PONY World Series, made a two-base hit, stole third base and made a run off an RBI by catcher Aliza Pichon to put the score at 3 - 1 at the top of the fourth.
Christopher Burke followed with a double and stole third base before stealing home.
Most of his steals (94) were of second base but he also stole third base 34 times (for perspective, the Kansas City Royals led the majors in steals--153--and steals of third--29--in 2014) and stole home twice.
Hudson 2, Shepherd Hill 1: Senior Ben Palatino stole third base and scored the winning run on a throwing error in the bottom of the eighth inning as the host Hawks (1-1) edged the Rams (0-4).
Lead-off hitter Elvis Andrus hit a high hopper off Hughes's glove for an infield single, advanced to second when the pitcher bounced a curve in the dirt and then stole third base.
In figure 2, Baker is spiked by Fred Snodgrass of the Giants as Snodgrass successfully stole third base in the sixth inning of the first game.
Strom then stole third base anyway and later scampered home on Mark DeYoung's sacrifice fly to center.
Tyler Baumgartner stole third base and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Kevin Garlick.
He then stole third base and ended up scoring when Trey Fulton's throw to third got away into the outfield, making the score 2-1 Windy City.
Kazanovicz moved to second base on Janelle Bellerose's sacrifice, stole third base and scored on an error.
On a pitch to James Plowright, Beach stole third base and scored when the ball was thrown into left field.
Ronnie's 5, MetroWest 4: Tim Keddy stole third base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and scored the winning run on a balk before the next pitch as Ronnie's eliminated MetroWest in the decisive third game of a CNEBA playoff series.
Kindel stole third base as Valdez stood on the mound with the ball and scored when home-plate umpire Jared Gray called a balk.
Rachel Bradley came in to run for Kothe and stole third base putting the Warriors 60 feet away from tying the game.