Umpire suspended ‘indefinitely’ after video of game-ending horrific third strike call goes viral
The Southland Conference has suspended an umpire who ended a game with a shocking third strike call Friday night.
With two outs in the ninth inning, left fielder Davon Mims was at the plate with a 1-1 count.
Mims took a low level in the so-called strike zone with the home plate umpireand Mims protested the call.
Apparently, the umpire didn’t like his call being questioned.
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On the next pitch, the New Orleans pitcher threw an obvious ball down and off the plate, but the home plate umpire called strike threeending the game.
“Oh my god! Wow! He went up on ball two, and the game is over,” said the informant. “Oh my goodness. That’s awesome!”
Mims spoke to the umpire – angrily – but the ump continued to walk while Mims had to be held back by the opposing catcher.
The conference said the actions of the unnamed umpire “were deemed prejudicial to the conference and in violation of Section 3 of the CCA Mechanics for Baseball Handbook of Character and Conduct.”
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“The Southland Conference is committed to promoting and enforcing the principles and standards of good sportsmanship with all conference activities involving our member institutions, including competition against non-conference opponents,” the conference said in a statement Saturday. “The conference expects this behavior to be maintained by all participants in the game.
“As a result, the umpire was removed from the lineup and suspended indefinitely from Southland Conference baseball games.”
The Privateers moved to 9-5 with the win while the Delta Devils fell to 6-7.
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On Thursday, Mims was named Athlete of the Week by Mississippi Valley State Athletics.
Through five innings of the second game of the series, New Orleans led Mississippi State Valley, 32-3, with seven home runs and 24 hits.
Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.