Just prior to C. Smith’s two run jack that essentially ended the Championship game, Robert Moore was on first after a fielder’s choice at second scored our 5th run.
If you will recall, the Vols threw over to first several times to keep him from running, and most of those plays were pretty close.
In fact, I saw while watching the replay just a bit ago, they actually got him on the first such throw. In real time (I was watching on a big screen at a sports bar with some Hog friends), I thought the play was very close, and I expected it to be reviewed. However, they did not and the game went on. I thought that was odd, but didn’t really notice what had happened until I watched the replay.
For one thing, their 1st baseman caught the ball and put it on Moore’s head BEFORE Moore touched first base. On replay it was pretty clear; close, but he should have been out. However, their pitcher, for some reason, threw back over to first pretty shortly after that play, before Vitello had time to request a review. I think that - similar to football - once a “play” has taken place after something you might want to have reviewed, you lose the option to have it reviewed. So play went on.
Turned out to be a huge play (and non-review) in the game, because it would have ended the inning.
As it was, Cullen Smith homered with Moore on to ice the game.