At about 7′30″ into the video linked below, the announcer says "That's shotout to center field."

As far as I know, shutout refers to the act by which a single pitcher pitches a complete game and does not allow the opposing team to score a run strikes, which is obvious not what the announcer means.

So what does shutout there mean?

The link starts at 7′22″.

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The word is "Shot out", not "Shut out". "Shot out" in this context refers to the meaning of "Shot" similar to "shot from a gun" - i.e., a hard blast as opposed to a soft "bloop" hit.

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