The fungo hitter hits ground balls
to each infielder, who must throw to first, where the first baseman will throw to third base.
was winner number 31 of the campaign for David Casey, who initiated a 21.
The coach hitting the ground balls
is judge, jury, and executioner.
, the mount tomorrow of Conor O'Dwyer, has run twice this season, figuring prominently for most of the journey until weakening to finish eighth behind Celestial Gold in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Coral: 3 St Pirran, 4 Tidour, 13-2 Ground Ball
, 7 Golden Alpha, 9 Simply Gifted, 10 Armaturk, 11 Tysou, 16 Duke Of Buckingham, Log On Intersky, 18 bar.
St Pirran could be named the winner a long way out as he stalked the leaders under Ruby Walsh, but he still had to battle to get past Ground Ball
on the run-in for a two-and-a-half-length win and the second leg of a Nicholls treble.
TRUST Ground Ball
to bounce back from a crashing fall at Tramore last week by landing the Heineken Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase at Thurles today.
Routine ground ball
to each infielder, who throws to 1st baseman, who throws to catcher, who throws to the bag being covered by the infielder, who returns the ball to the catcher.
He gave up four unearned runs during a first inning in which shortstop Rafael Furcal committed two errors, one of them on a ground ball
that should have ended the inning and gotten Sele out of a bases-loaded jam.
BOTH Ground Ball
and Over The First are going in at the deep end at Sandown today.
DAVID CASEY, who performed a cossack-like recovery on Fota Island at the previous Navan meeting when he managed to vault back into the saddle after finding himself hanging on with both legs dangling on his mount's left side at the first fence in a novice chase, had a less dramatic spin on Ground Ball
Runner on second takes off for third on a ground ball
to the left side of the infield in front of him.
What I really like about Brittany is that she's got the power to put the ball over the fence at any given swing but she's just as happy with a hard ground ball
that gets through the infield as with the homerun,'' Eagles coach Jon Ellinghouse said.
IF Punchestown goes ahead today I'm confident both Ground Ball
and This Is Serious have live chances.
, owned by McManus, made all and was left clear for a 12-length win in the two-mile novice hurdle when Petersham, who looked a big danger at the time, blundered and unseated his rider at the second last.