This unbelievable comeback had baseball fans everywhere picking their jaws up from the floor

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As has been proven by countless studies over the years, the hardest thing to do in all of sports is get a single hit in a Major League Baseball game.

With just 150 milliseconds or less for hitters to detect a strike and get the bat to the ball – not to mention with the precision required to actually record a hit – baseball is often a sport of failure.

So needless to say, this unbelievable comeback had baseball fans everywhere picking their jaws up from the floor.

This doesn’t happen everyday

Last Monday, the Indiana University Southeast baseball team pulled off the comeback of a lifetime.

Going into the ninth and final inning of their matchup with Indiana Tech in the opening round of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tournament, Indiana University Southeast trailed 11-2.

Considering the fact that baseball isn’t a sport like football and basketball in which a few quick possessions can slash a nine point lead in no time, most teams in the Grenadiers’ position would more or less simply accept that it just wasn’t their day.

And if they didn’t accept such defeat going into that final inning, they certainly would once they saw their team give up two quick outs, putting Indiana Tech just one out away from what should have been a rather easy win for them.

But Indiana Southeast is apparently built differently.

Suddenly, after eight innings plagued by stagnant offensive production, the Grenadiers’ bats came to life, putting pressure on Indiana Tech and forcing them into numerous mental errors.

Before Indiana Tech knew it, Indiana Southeast had tied the game at 11.

Then came the moment every baseball player dreams of.

With two runners on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Southeast’s Trevor Goodwin stepped up to the plate.

And like a scene from a movie, Goodwin hit a walk-off, three-run homerun to center field, giving Indiana University Southeast the win, 14-11.

Remarkably, according to the box score posted on Indiana Southeast’s website, 11 of the 13 runs the Grenadiers scored with two outs in the bottom of the ninth were unearned runs, meaning they scored either because of an error or passed ball the defender likely should have made a play on.

Needless to say, Indiana Tech basically imploded.

Even more incredible, this is not the first time Indiana University Southeast has pulled off an amazing comeback.

Back in 2021, the Grenadiers came back from a 6-run deficit late in the game to beat Warner College.

After defeating Indiana Tech, Indiana Southeast advanced to play Missouri Baptist in the second game of NAIA first round on Tuesday, and thanks to a stellar performance from starting pitcher Luke Schafer, who allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings, the Grenadiers continued their run with a 4-0 win.

From there, the team faced top-seeded Taylor College, once again winning a thriller, 3-2, after scoring the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Now, thanks in large part to the momentum of their incredible comeback, Indiana University Southeast will now face Missouri Baptist once again for the right to go to the NAIA World Series – if the Grenadiers win, they advance, while Missouri Baptist would have to beat Indiana Southeast twice to advance.

Indiana Southeast’s incredible comeback demonstrates why more people should watch baseball

Baseball has seen its popularity fall behind that of other sports in recent decades.

With attention spans only getting shorter – not to mention MLB’s disastrous policies around social media and TV blackouts – many sports fans have struggled to keep interest in the sport throughout such a long season.

However, Indiana Southeast’s amazing comeback victory shows why more young people should get involved with baseball.

After all, no app, game, or social media feed can compare to putting up 12 runs in one inning, resulting in an amazing walk-off victory.

With any hope, this improbable comeback will motivate more young people to put down their devices and pick up a glove.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.