WATCH: Freak Fielding Incident Turns Grounder Homer in College Baseball Game!

With little baseball being played right now, we appreciate what little we can get. More so when college baseball throws gems like these. The lockout rages on; as much as the majors deny us live action, the NCAA seems to have stepped in at least temporarily. And it was on full display during the showdown between Oakland and New Mexico State University, where a grounder directly at third base homered.

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The two teams faced off in a routine encounter that saw New Mexico State run out 6-2 winners. However, the story of the game took place much earlier. In the third inning, to be more specific, when a few lapses from Oakland led to a chance home run from a routine hit to third base.

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A ground ball to third base is a home run?

The New Mexico State hitters showed tremendous quickness and agility to round home plate after an undeserved hit. With the slugger hitting a grounder at third, the reaction seemed almost immediate. An immediate pitch to first was fumbled and led the batter to reach third before Oakland left home plate unattended for the batter to round the bases without any significant problems.

After scoring an easier 4th home run, New Mexico State University ran out with game momentum. The New Mexico State Aggies also recorded a fairly easy victory to win the game.

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However, with college baseball returning to live baseball, viewers were finally treated to what it would be like if baseball returned. Major League Baseball said the lockout should be complete by Feb. 28 if the regular season is to go as planned. With the deadline approaching, this scenario seems increasingly unlikely.

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The shortened offseason could also mean frantic trading between various franchises. With the free agent class of 2022 also including names like Freddie Freeman and Carlos Correa; there are still big signings waiting to happen. Teams are still looking to complete their roster, and with an off-season shortened tempo will be the name of the game.

However, with the college season, it looks like viewers are getting at least some breathing space. And an entertaining respite from that. But what do you think? Could college baseball ever compete with the major leagues?

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