A college baseball game between New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State ended Friday night in an atrocious third strike call.
With two out in the ninth, left fielder Davon Mims was at the plate with a 1-1 count.
Mims threw a low pitch in the zone that was called a strike by the plate umpireand Mims protested the call.
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On the next pitch, the New Orleans pitcher threw an obvious ball down and off the plate, but the plate umpire called strike threefinishing the game.
«Oh my gosh! Wow! He crumpled on ball two and game over,» the announcer said. «Oh my gosh. That’s horrible!»
The Privateers went to 9-5 with the win, while the Delta Devils fell to 6-7 on the year.
On Thursday, Mims was named Athlete of the Week by Mississippi Valley State Athletics.
Mims, a junior, leads the nation in stolen bases with 21.
New Orleans jumped out to a 5-1 lead after three innings, getting three straight doubles in the bottom of the third.
The Delta Devils rallied in the fourth inning, scoring two runs to cut the deficit to two, but couldn’t get any runs on the board the rest of the game.
Mississippi Valley State and New Orleans play Game 2 of their three-game series on Saturday.