Found March 04, 2013 on
The things that go through people's minds these days are amazing. Take this pitcher for Hendrix College--Levi Austin. For some odd reason he thought it would be okay to just body-check the base runner from Berry College rather than have him cross the plate and score.
He nearly got a bench clearing brawl going, but I think even his team knew he did something incredibly stupid.
Now I have read a few descriptions about the play in question and wanted to throw in my two cents. His play is nothing like anything legal on a rugby pitch. In rugby you have to play the ball, not the man. Assume that the base runner is carrying the ball and its still wrong. Rugby tackles have to wrap or they don't count.
It is a lot like football though; bad form still, but a lot like it. Too many times these days you see guys trying to do just what this kid did and hit someone down rather than actually make a tackle.
So, lets review: nothing like rugby; a lot like bad football.
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Here's something you don't ever see -- A DIII pitcher, Levi Austin of Berry College, doing his best Roger Clemens stupid move that cannot be explained move. Here - tackling Collin Radack of Hendrix...
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During a Division III baseball game Sunday, a Hendrix University runner was tackled by a pitcher from Berry University as he was trying to score from third on a wild pitch.
Berry pitcher Levi Austin threw a pitch low an inside to Hendrix batter Matthew Simmons which got away from catcher Devin Skelton. That gave the Hendrix runner on third, Collin Radack, the opportunity to score...
During a Division III Southern Athletic Association series game recently, a pitcher lost it for a few seconds and applied some rugby skills to a baseball game. The game featured the Hendrix College baseball team against Berry College, and not to ruin it for you but Berry won 9-7.
Levi Austin, a senior right-hander from Berry College, was on the mound when he had one of the better...
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During a game between Division III Berry College and Hendrix College, a rather strange occurrence took place when the Berry College pitcher, after uncorking a wild pitch with a runner on 3rd, threw a beautiful body block on the runner scampering home in a vain attempt at preventing him from scoring. As good an open field tackle as it was, the Hendrix player...