go to bat

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Be the individual or team that is currently batting; play offense.
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Turner hit to short right and took his first, and then his second by a wild throw of Winslow, but was trapped between second and third and put out by Stearns. Detroit thus retired without recording a tally, and the University again went to bat.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'go to bat':

go to batBe aggressive, be assertive, actively pursue a goal or action.
go to batChampion, actively assist, provide support.
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