1, 2, 3 strikes means you’re out and to an umpire, the quicker you get home.
Two shocking strikes ended a college baseball game between New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State Friday night, and plate umpire Reggie Drummer has been permanently suspended, the Southland Conference announced.
With two outs and four runs in the ninth inning, Mississippi Valley State left fielder Davon Mims tied the count at 1-1 when Drummer called two questionable strikes, especially when the second sunk to right to left.
“After a thorough review of the New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State baseball contest on March 10, 2023, the Southland Conference confirmed that the conduct and actions of the home umpire were prejudicial to the Conference and violated the character and conduct of Article 3 of the CCA. Baseball Mechanics Manual,” the conference said in a statement on Saturday. in a statement
Mims disagreed with the first call, jumping up in frustration and pointing to where he thought his bat had fallen, but was relieved to return it to the batter’s box.
After the second and final call of the game, Mims removed his helmet and began following Drummer off the field, ignoring Mims, before being stopped by the New Orleans catcher.
New Orleans pitcher Trey Usey throws out Reggie Drummer as strike three hits Davon Mims to end the game.ESPN screencast
After cooling down for a few moments, teammate Mim appeared and helped guide him to the booth.
“That’s down… Oh my gosh,” said an ESPN+ broadcaster. “He went up in two balls, and the game is over. Oh my, it’s terrible.”
New Orleans beat Mississippi 7-3, snapping a three-game winning streak.