Touch the Plate Bro!


How does one score a run in baseball? No, this is not a trick question or a twisted riddle. You simply touch home plate. As long as any part of a runner’s body touches it a run will be scored. Basic knowledge that anyone in America can remember.

I guess a Southington High School varsity player forgot that golden rule as he attempted to score the winning run in the Class LL: Connecticut State Championship.

Matt Sprulli rounded third, beat the throw to home plate, and immediately started celebrating the would be victory with his team. Newington High catcher, Tyler Barrett, had other plans. As the Blue Knights began their celebration, he stepped on home plate with the ball in his mit and Sprulli was punched out by the home plate umpire. Charles Lembo, the coach of the Blue Knights, could not even dispute the call because he too had started celebrating.

With the bottom of the eighth inning over and the game still tied, the Newington Indians would rally two innings later and walk away with the championship.

I’m speechless… I can’t even think of something witty to say about this. Congratulations Indians, I guess?


Posted on June 16, 2011, in Sports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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