New baseball likely to be a hit with fans, batters at College World Series
A raised-seam baseball, pictured, was used during the 2013 NCAA College World Series. The new ball will have flat seams and be similar to the kind used in professional baseball.
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am
A memorable moment from the 2013 College World Series came when Mississippi State's Wes Rea squared up a baseball about as well as any 270-pound human being possibly could, only to see it wind up in Oregon State left fielder Michael Conforto's glove on the warning track.
Instead of a possible momentum-creating home run, Rea's swing produced just another long out and added to TD Ameritrade Park's reputation as a stadium where homers go to die.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:00 am.