grounder grounder  /ˈɡraʊn dər/


  • (n) (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground



  1. But in a losing cause, Rollins handled three hot shots to third flawlessly, and shut off a National League rally with a one-hand grab of Tommy Davis' ripping sixth-inning grounder.
  2. Then Burgess Whitehead slapped a grounder that unluckily struck Danning as he was running from first to second, thus putting him out for being hit with a batted ball.
  3. With a flick of the wrists, he smacked a grounder to deep short that San Diego's Ozzie Smith fielded flawlessly.


  1. Kansas City 3, Detroit 2: Why the Tigers lost Monday

    The Royals came back to score three runs in the bottom of the third, helped by a two-run triple by Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain beating out a grounder to short that enabled Perez to score.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. MLB: Philadelphia 3, Minnesota 2

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 13 (UPI) -- Ben Revere scored the go-ahead run on a fielder's choice grounder in the eighth inning Thursday, rallying Philadelphia to a 3-2 victory over Minnesota.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Decker lifts Northern Titans 16-U past Adirondack Hawks Red team 6-1

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Justin Decker did not like the way he misplayed a grounder in the top of Wednesday’s fourth inning, which turned the would-be third out into a 1-0 deficit for his Northern Titans.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Saratogian


  1. "He's hurting today," Boston manager Terry Francona said. "When he finally did get on base, we ran for him just because if there was a grounder in the hole and he can't get to second, that puts him in an unfair position."
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Terry Francona Source: ESPN

  2. "It's throbbing a little," Lowell said. "I prefer not to move it because I can't really move it with any force. Actually, in the top of the second, when I got a routine grounder, it hurt me a lot more. They want to see how it reacts tomorrow....
    on Aug 15, 2006 By: Mike Lowell Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "I got the grounder I wanted, but he put it in a good spot right down the line," Verlander said.
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Justin Verlander Source: USA Today

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