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Ejection in IU-Louisville CWS Regional Elimination Game


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PU just ejected Louisville's closer after a 2-2 borderline pitch was called a ball.  I thought the pitcher held his cool pretty well; he did nothing to visibly show up the umpire, but he did say "That's horrible".  He didn't scream it, didn't wave his hands, nothing, although obviously he said what he said.  This was a pressure-packed elimination game, where host Louisville was trying to close out a W with the potential tying run in the batter's box.  To me, it's a case of an umpire not understanding the enormity of the situation, and reacted poorly when challenged on a pitch which he very well might've gotten wrong.

I'm going to try to track down some video, but for those of you who saw it, any thoughts?  Personally, there's no way that I run the kid in that situation.  There's never a good time to over-react, and this was a really lousy time to do so.

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I'm also told by someone who's on-site that there was a brawl at the end of the game, but ESPN cut the feed when the replacement reliever came in from the bullpen, prior to the final out. They came back once the game was over. I'm trying to get more information...

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