APPEARANCE: Mississippi Valley State UN umpire suspended by Southland conference after ‘terrible’ strike-three call

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The case for robot umpires just got a little stronger when a Southland Conference umpire was suspended indefinitely after making a horrific strike-three call that broke Friday night’s game between Mississippi Valley State and the University of New Orleans ended.

With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Dazu Mims was starting for Mississippi Valley State when he fell victim to a highly questionable strike two call. Mims expressed his displeasure with the umpire before stepping back into the batter’s box, but little did he know the next call was going to be worse.

The 1-2 pitch landed in the opposing batter’s box, and New Orleans catcher Jorge Tejada began throwing it back to pitcher Trey Usey before the umpire called Mims for a strike three.

As the referee left the field, Mims gave him a well-deserved ear as he walked to the dugout. With a 7-3 lead in New Orleans, the decision probably didn’t change the outcome, but it ended any chance of a two-out rally for Mississippi State and left the ref in hot water.

On Saturday, the Southland Conference announced that the home plate umpire was suspended indefinitely.

“Following a thorough review of the New Orleans and Mississippi Valley State baseball competition on March 10, 2023, the Southland Conference confirmed that the conduct and actions of the home plate umpire were detrimental to the conference and a violation of Section 3 Character and Conduct.” of the CCA’s Mechanics Manual for Baseball,” the conference said in a statement.

Mississippi Valley State and New Orleans will continue their three-game streak this weekend, and the good news for the Delta Devils is that they’re unlikely to see a worse call than this.

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