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College baseball highlight of the day: pitcher tackles runner to prevent him from scoring (video)

Mar 4, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT


Usually when there’s a collision at the plate the catcher’s involved, and someone has the ball. Not in this case however. It happened at Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga., in a Div. III game against Hendrix College of Conway, Ark. Berry’s Levi Austin threw a wild pitch, and Conway’s Colin Radack sped down the line from third for what looked like an easy run.

One way to stop that, thought Austin: tackle the runner. And he showed nice form. Too bad this is baseball and not football. Austin was ejected from the game, and the runner was awarded home plate.

I guess Berry’s nickname is the Vikings for a reason.

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I cannot imagine what the Berry coach is arguing about with the umpire following this play: dude, your guy just tackled a runner without the ball.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Mar 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    LOL! Dude gave him the forearm shiver.

  2. ndnation23 - Mar 5, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    lol good news is, if he doesnt make it in baseball he has a chance to play hockey! nice check! lmao