Superstitions abound in most sports but none as much as in the game of baseball. Before the DeSoto County baseball game at Charlotte High School April 16, head coach Trey Hill was talking about his first season as the team’s skipper. One thing he said was that in the 20 games they had played so far, his team has never won or lost by the mercy run rule.
That all changed in the 11-1 drubbing by the Tarpons on senior night in Punta Gorda. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third. By the time the Bulldogs got back up to bat in the fourth inning they trailed 7-0, with the Tarpons sending up 12 batters in the inning. Garrett Anderson was cruising through the Charlotte lineup without any problem, but fell apart in the third inning.
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