Where – Deadarm is Totally Worth It – Happens…
We want to take a moment here at NotinHD.com to give some props to one of baseball’s more dramatic stories this year. Bryan Fuller, senior RHP, from Campbellsville University – a small NAIA college in Kentucky – pitched 21 straight scoreless innings in 26 hours to propel his Tigers to the NAIA World Series. The story of how he did it is pretty incredible.
The growing legend goes that Fuller recorded a three inning save for the Tigers as they were playing in their first elimination game (They had to win three straight to make the World Series). The Tigers coaching staff then started Fuller in the next game, a showdown with Kansas Wesleyan University, a team that until then had won 26 straight contests. Making only the second start of his college career, Fuller pitched a complete game shutout, as CU defeated KWU, 11-0.
If the story ended there, it would still be very impressive.
Campbellsville had to play Kansas Wesleyan once more to make the World Series, and the CU coaching staff was about to decide to send out their No. 1 starter, Marc Wilson, on two days rest. But Fuller convinced his manager, Beauford Sanders, to give him the ball one more time. Telling his coaches that he would be done with baseball after the season because he had prepared to be an accountant, Fuller went out and shut out KWU again, this time by a score of 4-0. In less than two-and-a-half days, Fuller had recorded 21 straight scoreless innings, and had given up his arm to help rest the other pitchers on the staff, for the World Series.
This Friday, Campbellsville University takes on Lee University. We here at NotinHD.com certainly hope Bryan Fuller gets to be a part of another special run for the Tigers.