A college baseball game ended in controversy as an ump show unfolded in a matchup between New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State. The call has now gone viral online, sparking the reaction of fans and followers.
The call in question came on the final strike of the game, and it had one MVSU player fuming.
New Orleans led the series opener over Mississippi Valley State by a score of 7-3. The Delta Devils looked to scrap together a ninth inning rally, but those efforts were thwarted prematurely thanks to the egregious call.
Left fielder Davon Mims stepped up to the plate with two outs in the final frame as MSVU’s final hope. In a 1-1 count, a strike was called on a borderline pitch. Mims disagreed with the call, and he let the umpire know.
The outfielder jumped up and down in the batter’s box, then used his bat to point out where he believed the ball was located. The blue behind the dish didn’t take kindly to his strike zone being questioned.
On the very next pitch, New Orleans pitcher Trey Usey sailed a fastball extremely wide of the plate. Despite it landing well outside the zone, the umpire rung Mims up.
Chaos ensued as the college baseball game officially came to a close.
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College baseball fans were quick to react to the scene as they posted reactions to the clip online.
Even rap star Nelly got in on the action, agreeing with Davon Mims’ frustration. The musician commented, “He should Never be allowed to ump again! That’s embarrassing to the game on any level.”
Others, though, noted that the call would’ve never been made had the batter not questioned the previous strike.
The person wrote, “Don’t show referees/umpires up,” while someone else said, “The first call was close. If the batter keeps his composure on that one, there’s nothing to worry about.”
While both sides have an argument, a game should never end this way.
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