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Pitcher Body Slams a Runner Trying To Score From Third (Video)

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This is pretty bizarre, even for Division III college baseball. While the pitcher (Berry College) is winding up – with the bases loaded – the batter (Hendrix College) calls, and is awarded, time out. The pitcher continues his motion and throws home.

The next pitch is wild and instead of covering the plate, the pitcher takes off for the runner breaking for home and absolutely levels him. It is a textbook takedown. Except, you know: Baseball. I mean, the ball is not even thrown to the pitcher and it wouldn’t have mattered anyway because he’s not looking for it. The benches clear and one of the coaches smartly yanks the pitcher out of the way as things probably would have escalated. Remarkably, Berry came back to win 9-7.

source – Deadspin

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