Tue. Jun 6th, 2023

A Tennessee Excessive College Division II-AA three-game playoff collection has been solid into the nationwide highlight after Ensworth’s pitcher Connor Cobb tossed a no-hit gem to tie the collection with Father Ryan at 1-1.

When you’d anticipate the excitement to be targeted on the Vanderbilt commit’s masterpiece, that’s not the case. As an alternative, it was Cobb’s ultimate pitch—No. 121 on the day— that brought about a stir.

Briefly: it was one pitch too many underneath TSSAA’s guidelines.

Per the TSSAA rulebook, the pitch rely rule permits for an athlete to throw not more than 120 pitches in someday.

Ensworth’s coach Jason Maxwell referred to as the affiliation the next day and reported the infraction, which led to the forfeit of the collection and a surprising finish to the season.

As The Tennesessaon’s Tom Kreager reported, it appears like this incidence—although odd—isn’t unusual:

[Gene] Menees reiterated that the TSSAA’s rule is 120 pitches and has been “so long as there was a pitch rely rule.” Menees mentioned the primary 12 months of the rule pitchers have been permitted to complete the batter on the plate. That modified after one 12 months. The pitch rely rule started in 2017.

Menees mentioned the TSSAA sees pitch rely violations submitted to its Hermitage workplace annually. He mentioned it’s extra widespread within the playoffs.

Father Ryan now advances to the Mid Area spherical, the place they’ll play Lipscomb Academy.

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