Definition of wild pitch in English:

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wild pitch

Baseball

noun

An errant pitch that is not hit by the batter and cannot be stopped by the catcher, enabling a base runner to advance.
Example sentences
  • Horlen threw a wild pitch, advancing the runners to second and third.
  • He walked nine, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch, but still escaped with the third no-hitter in franchise history.
  • In the sixth it was another error from the shortstop and a wild pitch that led to two runs.

verb

(wild-pitch) [with object]
Enable (a base runner) to advance by making a wild pitch: Reed was wild-pitched to second
More example sentences
  • In the seventh, Orr pinch-hit singled, was wild-pitched to third, and came home on a Johnson sac fly.
  • Besides all the hits, Post 115 hurlers issued eight walks, hit two batters and wild-pitched three runs home.
  • Fisherbaugh struck out Coker but wild-pitched the runners up a base in the process.
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