This Bat Flipping, Bench Clearing Scene In Houston Is College Baseball Chaos

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Houston and Sam Houston State faced off in college baseball action on Tuesday in what turned out to be a high scoring affair.

Runs weren’t the only thing making this matchup exciting, though, as a few midgame fireworks caused a stoppage in play during the eighth inning of action.

The contest was close throughout, with the Bearkats holding a slight 6-5 advantage late in the game. That’s when Houston’s Brandon Uhse stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the eighth frame. With a pair of runners on, the outfielder yanked a drive over the left field wall.

The homer gave the Cougars an 8-6 lead, and Uhse made sure to let the Sam Houston State pitcher know about it. He slowly strolled down the first base line following the home run, flipping his bat in dramatic fashion.

What ensued was absolute chaos.

First, Uhse embarrassingly trips over the first base bag, immediately removing any gratitude received from the bat flip. He also seems to injure his arm on the fall.

Sam Houston State’s second baseman then appears to have some choice words for the hitter as he continues to jog around the basepaths. They continued to jaw as Uhse completed his lap.

And wouldn’t you guess it? The next pitch goes straight for the next batter’s head.

The chin music caused both coaches to leave their benches, with warnings being handed out left and right to members of both teams.

Houston would go on to win the game 8-6 thanks to Uhse’s late-inning heroics. Should the two meet again later in the season, Sam Houston State will keep this top of mind.