Update: Several punishments were issued after the incident, according to CNN. The pitcher has reportedly been removed from the team and the baserunner was suspended two games for taunting.
A college baseball pitcher is in some serious trouble after his recent actions.
During a Wednesday matchup between Weatherford College and North Central Texas College, Weatherford pitcher Owen Woodward dropped Josh Phillips in brutal fashion, according to ESPN, and it’s one of the most shocking things we’ve ever seen in a baseball game. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
You can watch the insane situation unfold in the video below.
North Central Texas College vs Weatherford.
NCTC batter hits go ahead HR; pitcher spears him while rounding third. 😳
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) April 20, 2022
There are countless people who will act like tough guys, but very few baseball players will actually do something. Well, Woodward is clearly in the second group.
The pitcher was initially suspended for four games, but has since been removed, according to CNN. The baserunner has been suspended two games for taunting. Several other players and coaches were also suspended for their involvement.
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmesTV) April 20, 2022
If you do something like that in a baseball game, you 100% deserve to be suspended and ejected. It’s not the NHL. Fighting is absolutely not tolerated in the game of baseball, and it shouldn’t be.
If you’re going to make bonehead decisions like the one Woodward made, you can watch the rest of the game from the bench.
In a game between NCTC & Weatherford,
Josh Phillips hits a go ahead home run and the weatherford pitcher LEVELS him while he’s rounding the bases…
Only in Texas folks pic.twitter.com/Bb5lpQ4t34
— Texas College Baseball (@TexasCollegeBSB) April 20, 2022
Let us know in the comments what you think of the insanely stupid decision from Woodward.