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Yavapai Cheap Shot During Baseball Game Against Scottsdale Community College (VIDEO)

Posted: 04/ 7/2012 3:00 pm Updated: 04/ 8/2012 2:42 pm

Austin Osuch
Yavapai's Austin O'Such delivered what is being widely called the "worst cheap shot ever."

A video has been posted to YouTube of a fight that occurred during a baseball game between Scottsdale Community College and Yavapai Community College. With the Fighting Artichokes of Scottsdale batting, the drama kicks off as a batter pushes a bunt up the first-base line. Although first base is not included in the camera's view, the players from both teams soon converge near that part of the diamond. Once the situation seems in hand, however, the Yavapai left fielder delivers what is being widely dubbed as the "worst cheap shot ever" in a baseball game

With everyone's attention focused on whatever happened near first base, the left fielder charges in unnoticed and clobbers a Scottsdale player from behind near second base. (The outfielder comes in the picture at the 18-second mark). Like everyone else, the player at second base was looking in the direction of first and had no idea someone was coming up behind him.

According to the Scottsdale Community College baseball site, the game occurred on March 29 and SCC came back from a 6-0 deficit to win in the ninth 10-8. The video was uploaded to YouTube by an account "ScottsdaleCCBaseball," on the same date. There is no account of the game on Yavapai's website and there's no story on the incident on on either.

But Doug Cook of The Daily Courier notes in a story published on April 4 that outfielder Austin O'Such is "serving a suspension after an on-field incident last week."

H/T To Big Lead

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Filed by Michael Klopman  |