Baseball complainers usually say the game lacks offense and it’s just too slow to be enjoyable. Well, two college baseball programs shut those people up on Saturday. Division II Minnesota State beat Bemidji State by a score of 41-20. Let me remind you, THIS IS BASEBALL.
The game broke the record for most combined hits in a Division II game with a total of 56. Remarkably enough, the 61 runs was not a record breaker. It’s now the second-most runs scored in a D2 game. St. Francis (Ill.) and Robert Morris (Ill.) scored 71 in a 1996 game.
Here are some statistics for the game:
- Each team used eight different pitchers
- The two teams combined for 110 at-bats.
- Bemidji State made six errors
- Six MSU players at least eight plate appearances
- Minnesota State led 27-20 in the eighth inning before erupting for 14 runs in the ninth.
In the past three years, my alma mater, the University of Florida, has scored at least 41 points only three times in football. Meanwhile, Minnesota State is scoring 41 in a damn baseball game.