Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

A pitcher can strike out no more than three batters in an inning, right? Wrong. Eric Veglahn, a senior at La Crescent Senior High School in La Crescent, Minn., did something no major league pitcher has ever mastered. Not only did he strike out the side, but according to the Minnesota Baseball Hub, Veglahn struck out two more batters in that same inning -- a five-strikeout frame. It may seem unbelievable and impossible, but it's not. The first two batters of the inning went down looking, and the third struck out swinging. But the catcher dropped the third strike and...

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
12 Comments:
  • When did they change the rules on dropped third strike with 2 outs? From what I was always taught, the batter was only allowed to run if first base was open. This article makes no mention if the 4th batter stole a base, so I assume that there was a runner on first. That should mean that the 5th batter is out on the third strike and cannot advance on the dropped ball.
  • The rule only applies if less than two outs. With two outs, runner can advance if called out on strikes and catcher drops ball.
  • Newest trivia answer: Eric "5K" Veglahn.
  • If there are 2 outs and a runner on first, the ball is alive and all may adavance. If the bases are loaded the catcher (or pitcher) covering home, only needs to touch the plate or any base for that matter to force out the third out. The rule has always been there.
  • Ditto that. With 2 outs the ball is live, even if there is a runner on 1st!
  • This is an incredible accomplishment. In the majors, the most strikeouts in one inning is four, but 59 different pitchers accomplished the feat, only one in the post season during the 1908 World Series.
  • It's a simple technicality. Its not real and its basically just a stupid way for some hack sports writer to get in the paper. All in all: if there's 3 outs in an inning...well.. thats all you gonna get. Minnesota's been stupid before but this is going ultra-stupid.
  • It is no more a technicality than any other "record." Baseball ALWAYS recognizes extra outs in an inning. If the defense commits an error trying to get a force out at second bawse, it officially goes down as a fielder's choice for the batter. So with the other three outs, it would be 4 outs in that inning.
  • It also has absolutely NOTHING to do with Minnesota. It can happen in the Majors, and HAS happened many times where a pitcher got 4 strikeouts in an inning. And they weren't all Twins pitchers or their opponents.
  • Oh..and it has happened as recently as 3 1/2 weeks ago! Ryan Cook of the A's did it on April 27th this year.
  • Pizzaguy your a moron. It is a rule of the game. You probably think that a perfect game can only be 27 pitches..
  • .
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Drag racer escapes uninjured from huge crash

Adrian Peterson makes this Vikings team a contender

Henrik Zetterberg hopes Red Wings have hit rock bottom

La. Tech fans taunted UAB with cruel chant during game

WATCH: Reporter pied after Tenn QB wins Pi challenge

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Arkansas' Bobby Portis happy to get rematch with Kentucky

Pablo Sandoval fires back at Aubrey Huff: Who is he?

Brandon Marshall speaks highly of Geno Smith

Trent Richardson compares himself to Marshawn Lynch

Report: Cardinals offering high pick for Adrian Peterson

Report: Reggie Bush to sign with 49ers

WATCH: Rafael dos Anjos beats Pettis at UFC 185

Patriots re-sign DT Alan Branch to two-year contract

49ers GM firmly stands by Colin Kaepernick

Harper campaigns for Kris Bryant to make Cubs' roster

Selection Sunday preview: Who gets the No. 1 seeds?

Dwayne Bowe taking free agent visit with Browns

Cameron's agents used media to get Dolphins contract

WATCH: Zdeno Chara scores 185-foot empty-netter

WATCH: Harvard wins thriller over Yale with seconds left

Teddy Bridgewater killed it at his 8th grade dance

Jimmy Graham reached out to heartbroken little Saints fan

Mike Tyson makes Mayweather-Pacquiao prediction

High School News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sandoval, Aubrey Huff trade barbs

Harbaugh gets creative with recruiting

Andre Johnson thanks Houston in full page ad

Report: Reggie Bush to sign with 49ers

Marshawn Lynch involved in brawl?

Manziel leaves rehab for brief trip

Calipari makes funny hand gesture

WATCH: All-time worst half-court shot

Did the Jets tamper with Darrelle Revis?

Ranking upcoming NBA free agents

Jamie Foxx confirms role in Scorsese biopic on Tyson

Pitino embarrasses student reporter

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.