College Baseball Team’s Season Ends On Ridiculous Ump Show After MASSIVE Collision, Ludicrous Call

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  • After rallying in the ninth inning of a postseason game, Northeastern State baseball lost in heart-breaking fashion.
  • The final out of the game came on a terrible call following a huge collision with an umpire that cost the team the game.
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Northeastern State baseball, of the Division-II MAIAA conference, had its historic season end in the most ridiculous way possible over the weekend. The RiverHawks concluded their season with a 38-18 record, its best season in more than two decades, but were robbed of an opportunity to go further.

On Saturday afternoon, Northeastern State faced Henderson State in the NCAA Central Regional. After falling behind 11-5, the RiverHawks rattled off five runs in the bottom half of the ninth inning.

Blaze Brothers, one of the best names in baseball, cleared the bases with two outs. He represented the tying run and rounded first to try and reach safely with a double.

In the process of turning toward second, Brothers ran full-speed into the umpire standing in the base path and OBLITERATED him in the process. He ultimately recovered, got back to his feet and slid into second safely. Or so it appeared.

Instead, a ludicrous ump show proceeded to unfold. Instead of the game being 11-10 with Brothers on second and two outs, the umpire who got ROCKED called him out.

The game, and Northeastern State baseball’s season, was over. That was it.

Of course, it did not go over well. RiverHawks head coach Jake Hendrick proceeded to lose his mind, and rightfully so. But the umpires did not overturn the call.

Now, Northeastern State may have lost anyway. But the very next batter, who would have represented the winning run, was the Central Region Player of the Year and hit 28 (!!) home runs on the season.

He never even got the chance. Take another look at the collision:

And to make matters worse, here is the position of the umpire who called the out at second. He had no clear view of the play.

What a shame. Heart-breaking for the RiverHawks.