Stetson’s Perfect Night Caps Historic WeekendAt The Ballpark
DeLAND, Fla. – The Melching Field scoreboard couldn’t handle the truth.
The top-seeded and 11th-ranked Stetson Hatters scored 10 times in the third inning – the computerized scoreboard gave up and just showed a “0” for the frame – as they won their regional, defeating Oklahoma State 11-1 on Sunday night.
After the game, Stetson players were asked to describe their huge inning in brief.
“All cylinders,” said DH Brooks Wilson, who was named this regional’s MVP after going 7-for-12 with seven RBIs.
“Awesome,” said Jack Perkins, who pitched a complete game and tied his career best with 13 strikeouts. He allowed three hits, one walk and one run, unearned, on 109 pitches.
“Blue collar,” said center fielder Jacob Koos, who had an entire game in that one frame, going 2-for-2 with three RBIs in the inning. “Hitting is contagious.”
Stetson coach Steve Trimper called it “laser focused”, and the Hatters were all of that this entire weekend as they went 3-0 and accomplished some impressive feats: