That’s a first for me.
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 was credited with the run as both benches emptied.
After a little investigating, we’ve been able to piece together the circumstances surrounding the bizarre play and the individuals involved. In the bottom of the 5th, with Hendrix up 5-2 after putting up a five spot in the first, CF Collin Radack singled and advanced to 3rd on a pair of back-to-back singles. After the first of the consecutive base hits Berry College brought in No. 37 Levi Austin, who, after giving up a single, faced off against RF Matthew Simmons.
It’s debatable whether or not Austin threw at Simmons after he called time late (and got it), ...