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A few days after the shotgunning home run celebration became a thing, we get this gem from the Oregon State-Dallas Baptist NCAA Regional game where redshirt freshman infielder Andrew Benefield blasted a grand slam and admired that beauty.
Guess who wasn’t happy about it? That’s right…THE UMP! Benefield just hit a go-ahead grand slam in the regional deciding Game 3 where the Patriots trailed Oregon State 5-0 before scratching back to 5-2 in the 7th when Benefield hit this shot that will be talked about for decades.
Benny hits a grand slam on the first pitch of his at bat and DBU has the LEAD!
— DBU Baseball (@DBU_Baseball) June 7, 2021
Now get a look at how the ump reacted to Benefield making sure he got all of that one. Respect the game!! Run!!
You will NOT admire your home runs with this umpire pic.twitter.com/6ivfTYbDg1
— CJ Fogler (@cjzer0) June 7, 2021
“Unbelievable. To win it that way was incredible. These guys have shown incredible resiliency. I’m super proud of them, they stuck with it,” Patriots head coach Dan Heefner said after the game. “Once Wrobleski hit his home run, it gave the guys the spark they needed. Zane went out there and pitched so well for us. In the seventh, they walked the bases loaded for us and Benefield just came through. The thing I told him was that he was just looking for one pitch and to try and drive the ball back up the middle. He put a great swing on it.”
Benefield still couldn’t believe it after the 8-5 victory that sends the Patriots to a super-regional showdown with the winner of the Virginia-Old Dominion regional for a shot at playing in the College World Series in Omaha.
“It’s surreal, this is why I wanted to come to college so I could experience moments like this. I was just looking heater out over the plate. I thought he was going to work away but it missed over the plate and I just turned on. I just stuck to our approach and it worked out. It’s such a blessing being here at DBU, I love every guy in this dugout.”