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infield

1. Cricket the area of the field near the pitch
2. Baseball
a. the area of the playing field enclosed by the base lines and extending beyond them towards the outfield
b. the positions of the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and sometimes the pitcher, collectively
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Infielders charging ground balls, not allowing the ball to play them.
If an infielder bobbles the ball, he should pick it up and throw to first.
The other local first-team all-state selections were Monroe senior catcher Kim Fielder, Reedsport junior outfielder Jennifer Godinez, Jefferson senior outfielder Amanda Kamiade and Jefferson senior infielder Heidi Baker.
The moment he starts moving out of the batting position, the infielders are going to react by charging toward the plate.
On regular pick-offs, the signal will dugout to the catcher, to the infielders, and then to the outfielders.
The outfielders can be in one group, the middle fielders in another, and the corner infielders and catchers in a third group.
The outfielders have priority over the infielders on pop-ups between them because it is easier coming in on a fly ball than catching one while backpedaling.
One of the unwritten rules of baseball is that "Pop-ups near the mound should be taken by an infielder.
Lugo ready: One day after meeting with infielder Julio Lugo to gauge his interest in playing the outfield for the first time in five years, Little said he planned to start Lugo in center today, part of a plan to stack his lineup with right-handed hitters against Florida lefty Scott Olsen.
Area Code opener: Westlake infielder Cutter Dykstra, Simi Valley pitcher Nick Barnese and El Camino Real of Woodland Hills pitcher Casey Fry are on the Brewers Blue team, which faces the Texas Rangers representative at 4 p.
Exactly how the pitcher becomes an extra infielder on a ground ball: He bends at the knees and gets down to ball, putting back of glove down on ground and fielding ball out front with both hands