Final Pitches 344 Days into the Past

Division 1 Baseball finally started up again after almost a year break, with the last game being on March 12, 2020. This post will show the last pitch thrown over some of the D1 Conferences. The 4 main Conferences that BaseballCloud has pitch data from last year were: The ACC, Pac-12, SEC, and Sunbelt. For each of these pitches that eventually were the last thrown in the 2020 season, I used BaseballCloud’s new product (BallR) to show the metrics of the pitch.

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC):

The University of Louisville beat Chicago State 13-3 on March 11th, 2020 to end play for the ACC. The last pitch was a 2-2 Fastball thrown by Kerry Wright that struck out Zack Stockton to end the game. Here is a visual representation of that pitch below along with some metrics:

Pacific Coast Conference (Pac-12):

The University of California defeated San Jose State 9-8 on March 10th, 2020. This was the last Pac-12 game that BaseballCloud has access to data for even though the official last Pac-12 game was a USC 7-3 win over Xavier on March 12th. In the Cal game, the last pitch was an 0-1 Fastball from Joseph King that caused Troy Viola to pop out. Below is the visual representation of this pitch along with some metrics:

Southeastern Conference (SEC):

Wofford University beat Auburn University 4-3 on March 11th, 2020 to end play for the SEC. The last pitch was an 0-2 Curveball thrown by Rashesh Pandya to strike out Kason Howell looking. Below is another visual representation:

Sun Belt Conference:

Coastal Carolina University defeated Wake Forest 10-4 on March 11th, 2020 to end the season for the Sun Belt Conference. The last pitch was a 2-2 Fastball thrown by Shaddon Peavyhouse and grounded out to second base by DJ Poteet. Below is another visual representation:

The 2021 College Baseball season began this weekend, and with many more colleges using BaseballCloud, we look forward to providing valuable tools to teams and players as well as interesting content for the fans.

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