The UCF Knights and Memphis Tigers broke baseball yesterday.
Long story short, in the top of the first, UCF’s Andrew Sundean had a 3-run homer called back due to too much pine tar on his bat, and after a bunch of arguments, two ejections (including UCF head coach Greg Lovelady), and nearly a fight, the home run was reinstated.
Here’s a video breakdown of the whole thing:
Here’s the un-narrated highlight:
Andrew Sundean’s three-run home run for @UCF_Baseball was reversed after umpires found too much pine tar on his bat.— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 10, 2022
UCF's head coach and the Memphis starting pitcher were then ejected.
The call was overturned again. And that was just the first inning. pic.twitter.com/oem932eGni
Oh, and yes, George Brett himself got involved:
I beat the coach to the umpire— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) April 11, 2022
Did not think anyone used pine tar anymore.— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) April 11, 2022
UPDATE: Coach Lovelady went on with Marc Daniels on The Beat of Sports to discuss the whole thing. You can hear the entire interview here, with the meat of it starting at around the three-minute mark:
The end result: UCF won 15-6, and the Knights are now 5-1 in conference.