Miami bat flip

The NCAA Baseball Tournament had some dramatic finishes this past weekend. UCSB, a team with very little baseball history, hit a walk-off grand slam against host school Louisville, a team with a ton of baseball history, to advance to Omaha. Down in Baton Rouge, Coastal Carolina walked-off against host Louisiana State University to move on to Omaha as well.

While both of those games saw dramatic final plays, neither celebration or bat flip was as epic as the one in Coral Gables.

The grand slam gave Miami a 9-3 lead in the seventh and the Hurricanes ended up defeating Boston College 9-4 to advance to Omaha.

As a result of the bat flip and ensuing hysteria that occurred, the benches eventually cleared after BC’s catcher exchanged a couple words with Miami players during the grand slam celebration. The scene was actually very similar to an incident between Brian McCann and Carlos Gomez a couple years ago.

Overall, it was a solid run for a Boston College team that didn’t play a home game until March 29th due to weather. The Eagles surprised everyone with their deep tournament run, but couldn’t overcome the Hurricans who are expected to be a favorite in Omaha.

As for the rest of the tournament, Miami’s grand slam was impressive, but as mentioned earlier UCSB hit a walk-off grand slam to go to Omaha.

And Coastal Carolina walked-off too, albeit on a base hit and not a bases clearing blast.

The Super Regionals of the NCAA Tournament were chalk full of incredible moments, let’s just hope all the teams saved some dramatics for Omaha.


About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.