57 to 1!!!

Thanks to survivor for finding this gem.

Earlier in April, the division III Bridgewater State beat Newbury College in a baseball game… [B]57 to 1!!! [/B]

For those of you who don’t really follow baseball, 57 to 1 is about the equivalent to 285 to 6 in hoops, or maybe 137 to 7 in football.

Here is the box score (do not click if you have a weak stomach): [URL=http://www.bridgew.edu/athletics/direct/Stats/baseball2007_stats/bscbb14.htm]http://www.bridgew.edu/athletics/direct/Stats/baseball2007_stats/bscbb14.htm[/URL]

Truly unbelievable…

Seriously, isnt there some kind of mercy rule? Or is this some kind of rivalry? Why even go past 20?

Steve Smith was 7-8 with 10 runs batted in…now, I know why the Panthers gave him a contract extension.

and people got pissed at spurrier for running up the score… damn.

Seriously, isnt there some kind of mercy rule? Or is this some kind of rivalry? Why even go past 20?

They only played 7 innings.

Scores in the 20’s are fairly common, and a team will reach 30 from time to time if they are red hot, but this is unheard of.

man that will f’ up your ERA!

They only played 7 innings.

Scores in the 20’s are fairly common, and a team will reach 30 from time to time if they are red hot, but this is unheard of.

I mean ok, 7 innings… but they couldnt just take strikes? 57 is personal.

man that will f' up your ERA!

hahahahahahahah quoted for truth and it was funny

Newbury is a first-year program, recently elevated from club status, with a 23-year-old kindergarten teacher as their head coach, and had just 14 players, only four of which played baseball for their high school team. There was a long feature story about the losers on ESPN.com by Kieran Darcy.

[URL=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=darcy/070509]http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=darcy/070509[/URL]

Didn’t a team from Brookline win the Little League World Series?

That might be a more competitive team.

[QUOTE=Gill2003;237722]I mean ok, 7 innings… but they couldnt just take strikes? 57 is personal.[/QUOTE]

Why does anyone b*tch about running up a score (not saying you are but a lot of people do it.) This is freakin college sports. Now I know if it was a little league team or something then it still might be okay, but a college team.

If you can’t take getting beat down in a game, you shouldn’t play. It’s going to happen and the only way to fix that is go out and practice to get better.

I bet the team that got 1 run was happy to not get blanked though :).

[QUOTE=Gill2003;237722]Seriously, isnt there some kind of mercy rule? Or is this some kind of rivalry? Why even go past 20?[/QUOTE]
I played on a high-level softball team that played about 90 to 100 games a year. We were in an out-of-town tournament one weekend, leading 30-something to ZERO in a night game, and many of us wanted to get to a certain party as soon as possible.

It was the 4th or 5th inning and most of us were intentionally swinging and missing in an attempt to get the game over with (mercy 10 run rule after 5 innings was being used).

We had a bunch of former college baseball players on the team and were pretty decent, but we still had our priorities straight. :smile:

They walked in a lot of the runs, coudln’t hit the strike zone. There is no way to pull the ball back in baseball. In hoops, you can take shot clock violations. But you can’t tell a player to swing and miss in baseball. It’s really the only game where the other team has to accomplish something (get you out) in order for the game to end. In all other sports, you can play for the clock to end on your own, regardless of how bad the other team is.

They only, and thats a big only, had 5 errors but if you look at the stats they probably had 10 wild pitches, this is rediculous my high school team could have done better than these guys.

Newbury is a first-year program, recently elevated from club status, with a 23-year-old kindergarten teacher as their head coach, and had just 14 players, only four of which played baseball for their high school team. There was a long feature story about the losers on ESPN.com by Kieran Darcy.

[URL=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=darcy/070509]http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=darcy/070509[/URL]

As metro would say, Club sports is srs business.

Also,

[B]Bridgewater State 4th - [/B]Smith doubled to left field. Dillon reached on a throwing error by 3b; Smith advanced to third. Sousa walked; Dillon advanced to second. Clough pinch hit for Hansen. Clough hit by pitch, RBI; Sousa advanced to second; Dillon advanced to third; Smith scored. Siedlecki to 3b. Mathew to p. Torres to lf. Couet singled to left field, RBI; Clough advanced to second; Sousa advanced to third; Dillon scored, unearned. Medairos walked, RBI; Couet advanced to second; Clough advanced to third; Sousa scored. Downey hit by pitch, RBI; Medairos advanced to second; Couet advanced to third; Clough scored. Mooney reached on a throwing error by 3b, RBI; Downey advanced to second; Medairos advanced to third; Couet scored. Claffey singled to second base, RBI; Mooney advanced to second; Downey advanced to third; Medairos scored. Smith singled to left field, RBI; Claffey advanced to second; Mooney advanced to third; Downey scored. Dillon singled up the middle, RBI; Smith advanced to second; Claffey advanced to third; Mooney scored, unearned. Sousa walked, RBI; Dillon advanced to second; Smith advanced to third; Claffey scored. Clough doubled to center field, RBI; Sousa advanced to third; Dillon scored; Smith scored. Couet walked. Medairos struck out looking. Downey singled up the middle, RBI; Couet advanced to second; Clough advanced to third; Sousa scored, unearned. Mooney singled to right field, RBI; Downey advanced to second; Couet advanced to third; Clough scored, unearned. Claffey walked, RBI; Mooney advanced to second; Downey advanced to third; Couet scored, unearned. Smith singled to right center, RBI; Claffey advanced to second; Mooney advanced to third; Downey scored, unearned. Dillon walked, RBI; Smith advanced to second; Claffey advanced to third; Mooney scored, unearned. Sousa struck out looking. Clough reached on a fielder’s choice; Dillon out at second 2b to ss. [I]16 runs, 9 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.[/I]
That must’ve been a long inning.

Some tidbits from the box score:

  • The game lasted over 3 hours
  • Few extra base hits (only 3 home runs, including a grand slam). Bridgewater reached base mostly on singles, walks, HBPs, and errors.
  • Bridgewater scored 55 runs in the first 5 innings. They “only” scored 2 runs in the 6th and did not bat in the 7th.
  • Leading 55-0, Bridgewater brought in a relief pitcher.
  • Newbury’s only run was unearned. Carroll reached 2nd base on an infield fielding error (wow!) and later scored on a sac fly.

:wow: Unbelievable. There has to be some mercy rule. That is ridiculous.

the yankees may be taking a look at jamison torres, instead of paying burned out losers a ton of money to pitch like dogs, you can get a young anti-stud with an incredible 85.50 era!

I just realized they only played 7 innings. Is that a Division 3 thing or some version of a mercy rule?

The 10-run rule does not kick in until after 7 innings, which is the least amount of innings you can play in a college baseball game that is not ended due to darkness or weather (i.e. if you choose to end it).