Rice-UT: From Perfect to Very Imperfect

By Glenn Tanner - March 27, 2007


Rice just got two runs in the top of the fifth in pretty unbelievable fashion. 2-1 Rice after four and a half.

With two outs, Joe Savery broke up Austin Wood's perfect game by lining a single up the middle. Chad Lembeck then lofted a high fly to right that looked to be the third out. Kyle Russell camped out under it, but drifted to his right at the last second and missed the ball. Savery, running on contact with two outs, rounded third and headed home. Russell, who normally has an outstanding arm, compounded his first error with a throw that landed near the pitcher's mound and rolled into the Texas dugout. Umpires waved Lembeck around to score also.

When I was in Little League, we'd call that a home run (especially if I hit it), but it is scored as two two-base errors on Russell, and two very unearned runs.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 08:17 PM on March 27, 2007
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