UT Baseball Ties, Sets Records during Seventeen-Run, Eight-HBP Inning

Here’s a baseball happening you’ve never heard of before.  Eight batters were hit by a pitch and seventeen runs accumulated during a single inning Saturday.  These record-setting events occurred during the seventh inning of game one of a double header between Eckerd College and the University of Tampa.  The HBPs set an NCAA record (across all divisions) for the most during a single inning and the seventeen runs scored in one inning tied a UT record.  One batter, Stephen Dezzi, was hit by a pitch during two different plate appearances in the inning that saw seven pinch hitters used.

From the UT baseball website (formatting by the BBB):

Tampa 7th – Witkowski to p for Owens. Ding singled to right center (2-2). O’Brien hit by pitch (1-0); Ding advanced to second. Zimmerman hit by pitch (3-1); O’Brien advanced to second; Ding advanced to third. Schrader hit by pitch, RBI (0-0); Zimmerman advanced to second; O’Brien advanced to third; Ding scored. Gawrych hit by pitch, RBI (3-2); Schrader advanced to second; Zimmerman advanced to third; O’Brien scored. Horsfield to p for Witkowski. Pippin pinch hit for Pendleton. Pippin singled up the middle, 2 RBI (0-2); Gawrych advanced to second; Schrader scored; Zimmerman scored. Dezzi pinch hit for Tillotson. Dezzi hit by pitch (0-0); Pippin advanced to second; Gawrych advanced to third. Obrochta singled up the middle, 2 RBI (1-0); Dezzi advanced to second; Pippin scored; Gawrych scored. Danner walked (3-1); Obrochta advanced to second; Dezzi advanced to third. Pagliarulo pinch hit for Ding. Pagliarulo singled to right field, RBI (0-0); Danner advanced to second; Obrochta advanced to third; Dezzi scored. Alvord pinch hit for O’Brien. Alvord singled to left field, RBI (1-2); Pagliarulo advanced to second; Danner advanced to third; Obrochta scored. Franklin pinch hit for Zimmerman. Franklin hit by pitch, RBI (0-1); Alvord advanced to second; Pagliarulo advanced to third; Danner scored. Hughes pinch hit for Schrader. Langs to p for Horsfield. Hughes reached on a fielder’s choice, RBI (2-0); Franklin out at second 3b to 2b; Alvord advanced to third; Pagliarulo scored. Lowery pinch hit for Gawrych. Lowery struck out looking (2-2). Pippin walked (3-2); Hughes advanced to second. Dezzi hit by pitch, RBI (2-2); Pippin advanced to second; Hughes advanced to third; Alvord scored. Obrochta hit by pitch, RBI (3-2); Dezzi advanced to second; Pippin advanced to third; Hughes scored. Danner singled to first base, RBI (1-1); Obrochta advanced to second; Dezzi advanced to third; Pippin scored. Pagliarulo singled to left center, 2 RBI (0-0); Danner advanced to second; Obrochta scored; Dezzi scored. Clagg to p for Langs. Alvord singled up the middle (2-2); Pagliarulo advanced to second; Danner advanced to third. Franklin reached on a fielding error by 3b (0-0); Alvord advanced to second; Pagliarulo advanced to third; Danner scored, unearned. Hughes singled up the middle, RBI (2-0); Franklin advanced to second; Alvord advanced to third; Pagliarulo scored. Lowery popped up to 1b (1-0). 17 runs, 9 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB.

Astute readers may remember the BBB once criticized those who highlight failure with glee, and will point out that in today’s post, thanks to the bleeding-edge technologies of the Blogger-brand blogging platform, that we have literally highlighted failure with glee.  So be it.

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