College Closer Steps Off Mound, Pukes, Then Goes Back Out There And Gets The Save (VIDEO)
There may be no crying in baseball. But there is puking. Just ask D-III closer Nick Bosma.
On Thursday Bosma took the mound for Rhodes College, looking to get the to get the final three outs against Franklin College and seal a 4-2 victory in the opening game of the NCAA D-III regionals.
Unfortunately, Rhodes was either extremely nervous or a little under the weather, because after he walked the leadoff man, he stepped off the mound, put his hands on his knees, and spewed chunks on the infield grass.
Amazingly, when his manager came out to check on him, Bosma convinced him that he was fine and could finish the game. But he rewarded his manager’s faith by forcing a pop-up and a double play to complete one of the weirdest saves of all time.
Take a look:
#4 Rhodes vs. #5 Franklin from earlier today
Rhodes, up 4-2 heading to the 9th, brings in closer Nick Bosma to lock down the save
– walks the leadoff guy
– steps off the mound
– tells coach he’s fine
– gets a pop out and double play to end it
— The Podcast About D3 Baseball (@D3BaseballPod) May 17, 2018
Obviously college kids have known how to puke and rally since the dawn of time. But to do it in the middle of a baseball game? Nick Bosma just took things to a whole new level.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]