05/14/2012 12:00 PM
Screengrab courtesy of Jeff Smith and the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
(EVANSVILLE, Indiana) –The Evansville Otters and Historic Bosse Field hosted the Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Tournament this past weekend, and gained national attention on ESPN’s “Top Ten Plays” as well.
After pitcher Phil Wheeler threw a no-hitter on Saturday for the University of Indianapolis, the video for the final out started to go viral.
Click here for the link of the play that appeared on ESPN!
GLVC Assistant Commissioner Jeff Smith recorded the last pitch of the game, a groundball to second base, and captured all of the UIndy players sprinting to celebrate with Wheeler.
After the berth in the championship game had been clinched for the Greyhounds, Jeff began posting the video to the league’s website.
It wasn’t until Monday morning that ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, started using the last out in their “Top Ten Plays” of the weekend segment.
Wheeler’s historic moment was named the third best play of the weekend on the grounds of the third oldest professional ballpark in America.
The no-hitter by Phil Wheeler is known as the first of its variety in the history of the GLVC Tournament.
Opening Day for the Otters at historic Bosse Field is Friday, May 18, 2012, when Evansville hosts the Washington Wild Things. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CDT, and season tickets are on sale now.
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