No. 1 overall seed Oregon State’s best starting pitcher has asked not to throw in the team’s super regional opener on Friday night, saying that he does not want to be a distraction for his teammates as they play Vanderbilt for a spot in the College World Series proper in Omaha.
Earlier this week, The Oregonian discovered that Luke Heimlich is a registered sex offender in the states of Oregon and Washington, after he was convicted of molesting a six-year-old family member when he was 15. The incident occurred in his hometown of Puyallup, Wash. According to an Oregon State spokesperson, the university doesn’t necessarily know immediately whether a student is a registered sex offender.
Wells’ throw into second is then mishandled upon arrival, as it gets by Matt Henderson into the infield. Third baseman Dylan Busby comes over in support, and his throw is misplayed at the plate by catcher Cal Raleigh.
So: a throwing error on Wells, a fielding error on Henderson, and a fielding error on Raleigh all on the same play. The result of all of this madness was plating the tying run, and the score currently sits at 5-4 LSU in the top of the ninth, after the Tigers managed to cross another run shortly after this weirdness. This game has been absolutely wild.
Everyone in the majors was a pitcher, shortstop, outfielder, or catcher when they were in high school. Give or take. If you’re playing first base in high school, that means you’re probably not as good of an athlete as the kids playing center, short, and catcher. And right. And probably second and third base. If you’re playing with five different teenagers who are better athletes than you, that probably means you’ll need to be the best hitter on the planet if you want to star in the majors.