This is sufficiently bonkers that I thought you might want to see. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like this, personally.
In a game today between Texas junior college schools North Central Texas College and Weatherford College, the NCTC batter hit a go-ahead homer in the 6th inning. It’s not clear exactly WHY, but thereafter, the pitcher just hauled off and LEVELED the batter as he rounded third (if you’ve got your sound on, watch your volume because the announcer gets loud):
In a game between NCTC & Weatherford,
Josh Phillips hits a go ahead home run and the weatherford pitcher LEVELS him while he’s rounding the bases…
Only in Texas folks pic.twitter.com/Bb5lpQ4t34
— Texas College Baseball (@TexasCollegeBSB) April 20, 2022
That is just one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen on a baseball diamond. Absolutely trucked the guy. Whoa. I mean the announcer was just dumbfounded. Props to the batter for being able to get up thereafter and go touch home plate to finish his homer.
It might be hard to get details on this because of the smaller schools involved (though Weatherford has a pretty long history of getting players drafted). I’d just love to know exactly what happened to precipitate this moment. Was it just the go-ahead homer? Was there jawing? Build up over the course of the game? The season? Something else? I’ll update if it comes out. Again, I’m just curious.