baseball Credit: 11point7

Pitch Clock Fever is running amok in the world of baseball. While MLB introduced the pitch clock to varying degrees of interest, college baseball took the headlines for their pitch clocks. Not for the greatest reasons, either.

LSU played Kansas State on Friday. The top-ranked Tigers held a 7-3 advantage in the final inning against the Wildcats. Just as the conclusion neared, the game abruptly finished. Why?

A pitch clock violation.

Video, provided by 11point7, showed Roberto Peña in the box. While Ty Floyd waited on the mound, the umpire then called the game entirely. The game finished on a pitch clock violation with one runner on and two strikes in the count.

Certainly, this is not the greatest way to end a game. For LSU fans? Sure. Kansas State fans? Definitely not. College baseball fans and baseball fans in general? Also definitely not.

Baseball fans sounded off about the ridiculous finish after it occurred.

“This doesn’t make the sport better,” one fan complained.

USA Baseball’s Dylan Pfingst sounded off, calling the finish “Absolutely insane.”

A former Minor Leaguer chimed in to say that the pitch clock is “Already proving to ruin the spirit of the game.”

And one user expressed disgust with the finish.

Safe to say, the pitch clock might make things a bit absurd for a bit. Baseball will be interesting to watch going forward, whether college or the pros, because of this new setup.


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Chris Novak has been talking and writing about sports ever since he can remember. Previously, Novak wrote for and managed sites in the SB Nation network for nearly a decade from 2013-2022