Definition of wild pitch in English:
A pitch which is not hit by the batter and cannot be stopped by the catcher, enabling a base runner to advance.
- 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.
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(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.
Definition of wild pitch in:
- US English dictionary
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