Look: Mississippi Valley State-UNO umpire suspended by Southland Conference after ‘horrific’ strike call – three

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The case for robot umpires just got a little stronger as a Southland Conference umpire has been suspended indefinitely after making a shocking strike three call that ended Friday night’s game between Mississippi Valley State and New York University. Orleans.

With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Davon Mims was at the plate for Mississippi Valley State when he suffered a highly questionable strike-two call. Mims expressed his displeasure with the umpire before returning to the batter’s box, but little did he know that the next call would be even worse.

The 1-2 pitch ended up in the opposite batter’s box, and New Orleans catcher Jorge Tejada began throwing it back to pitcher Trey Usey before the umpire called Mims for striking three.

As the umpire walked off the field, Mims gave him a well-earned ear as he headed towards the dugout. With New Orleans up 7-3, the call may not have changed the outcome, but it did end any chance of a two-out rally for Mississippi Valley State and landed the umpire in hot water.

On Saturday, the Southland Conference announced that the home plate umpire has been suspended indefinitely.

“After a thorough review of the New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State baseball contest on March 10, 2023, the Southland Conference determined that the conduct and actions of the home plate umpire were deemed harmful to the Conference and in violation Section 3 Character and Conduct of the CCA. Handbook of Mechanics for Baseball,” the conference said in a statement.

Mississippi Valley State and New Orleans will continue their three-game series this weekend, and the good news for the Delta Devils is that they may not see a worse call than that one.

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