ASU baseball scores a run with the help from the home plate umpire
Well…we have NEVER seen this before.
Devils get the go-ahead run on…this…
You have to see it to believe it. 7-6, Devils, M6.
— Sun Devil Baseball (@ASU_Baseball) June 6, 2021
There are several ways to score runs in baseball whether its a home run, RBI base hit, a bases-loaded walk or in Arizona State’s case, a wild pitch landing in the umpire’s pocket.
On Sunday facing elimination against Fairfield University in the NCAA Tournament, the Sun Devils got the go-ahead run with a little help from the umpire.
In the top of the sixth inning, redshirt freshman Sean McLain was at the plate for the Sun Devils when a pitch got away from Fairfield’s catcher and the ball made its way into the home plate umpire’s front pocket.
— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 6, 2021
The ball was considered a wild pitch and all base runners advanced, giving the Sun Devils a 7-6.
Many people were in disbelief with the play as they had never seen that before, let alone seeing a run get scored that way.
They always say that anytime you watch a baseball game, you might see something you have never seen before. Today, they are right. https://t.co/HjMJqRbxfi
— ESPN Albuquerque 101.7FM The TEAM (@1017theteam) June 6, 2021
Well I guess this takes the hidden ball trick to a new level! https://t.co/SC4Cu8tUB2
— Michael (@mdlawson00) June 6, 2021
— Sweetness (@conezzy18) June 6, 2021
However, Fairfield would end up rallying late in the game to knock off the Sun Devils by a score of 9-7.