Baseball is back, with college baseball season underway and MLB Spring Training games starting up later this week. And even with the baseball season just getting started, we’ll be hard-pressed to find a wackier play this year than one that took place Sunday during a game between Southern Illinois and Stetson.
With the bases loaded and Southern Illinois leading 4-0 in the top of the second, the Salukis’ Jake Hand smoked a line drive to deep left field. Stetson left fielder Austin Bogart ran full-speed to try to make the play, but came up just short.
Making matters much, much worse for Bogart… he literally ran through the outfield fence at Melching Field (DeLand, Florida). And while Bogart was down and literally out of the park, Hand ran around the bases for an inside-the-park grand slam.
Don’t worry, Bogart ended up being fine so we can just laugh at this play now:
How do you hit an inside-the-park grand slam? Stetson LF Austin Bogart literally runs through the wall. (He's OK). pic.twitter.com/t43zYOjLZB
— Saluki Baseball (@SIU_Baseball) February 19, 2017
Lock up your outfield gates, Stetson grounds crew staffers!