Last night, sports got supernatural when a floating baseball bat haunted the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. When Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco let go of his bat after a swing, sending it toward the stands the bat stayed suspended in midair. Check out the spooooooky clip (if you dare):
Now this is obviously the work of a Braves-friendly poltergeist, right? Probably an undead spirit who doesn’t even want to give the Phillies a chance to score.
Does Fullerton have a counter offer to Lundquist’s upper lip? Of course they do. Here’s reliever Brett Conine getting amped after a bang-bang play at first.
Now, mustaches are fine as far as they go, but what about the full-on beard? Well, let’s check in with Fullerton third baseman Taylor Bryant.
The Dirtbags and Titans are tied, 1-1, in the Long Beach super, with the winner earning a ticket to the College World Series proper in Omaha. Keep the dream alive, everyone.
The Aggies are the wildcard of this half of the bracket, having entered the regional round as a three-seed in the Houston regional. A&M then beat all three teams in the regional Baylor, Iowa, and the hosts then hosted a significantly overwhelmed Davidson club to advance to the CWS for the first time since 2011. This is the Aggies’ sixth appearance in Omaha.
Freshman Braden Shewmake leads A&M’s powerful lineup with a .335 batting average and 68 RBIs, which is more than twice as many as the next hitter on the roster. He’s only a freshman.