Definition of wild pitch in English:

wild pitch

Syllabification: 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.
    More 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] Back to top  
  • 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.

More definitions of wild pitch

Definition of wild pitch in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little