MrjBB - Another nail biter, Tigers Win. Vincent Nothstine saves and Skyla Hallquist makes the game winning catch
by Cordova Little League, 2019-06-05T14:51:11.000-07:00June 05 2019, at 02:51 PM PDT
Tigers tie up the Major Baseball division series after six games. Game 6 was another nail biter going into the 6th inning. The Tigers’ closing pitcher, Vincent Nothstine came in the 5th inning and allowed the game’s home team Aces to score one run bringing the scored to 15 to 14. The Tigers couldn’t put a rally together in the top of the 6th so the score remained going into the bottom of the 6th giving the Aces the advantage of have the last at bat. Nothstine put away the first two batters. Amyah Kedzierski walked and made it to second base on a pass ball. With two outs, Sal Sanders representing the winning run came to the plate. After a couple pitched balls, Sanders hit a high pop fly into centerfield. Kedzierski was already rounding third base as Skyla Hallquist reached up and made the game winning catch.
What’s a Save?
In baseball statistics, the term save is used to indicate the successful maintenance of a lead by a relief pitcher, usually the closer, until the end of the game. A save is a statistic credited to a relief pitcher, as set forth in Rule 9.19 of the Official Rules of Major League Baseball.
That rule states the official scorer shall credit a pitcher with a save when such pitcher meets all four of the following conditions:
- He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his team;
- He not the winning pitcher;
- He is credited with at least ⅓ of an inning pitched; and
- He satisfies one of the following conditions:
He enters the game with a lead of no more than three runs and pitches for at least one inning
He enters the game, regardless of the count, with the potential tying run either on base, at bat or on deck
He pitches for at least three innings.
If a relief pitcher satisfies all of the criteria for a save, except he does not finish the game, he will often be credited with a hold (which is not an officially recognized statistic by Major League Baseball).