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Hitter throws his bat at pitcher after getting beaned in a collegiate summer league game

Mike Oz
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The above GIF shows a scary scene that happened over the weekend in a collegiate summer league in Northern California. Sergio Sanchez of the Humboldt Crabs got beaned by Michael Peterson of the California Warriors, and Sanchez reacted by tossing his bat back toward the mound.

Peterson had thrown two pitches to the backstop while Sanchez was batting, then hit him in the head with the third pitch. The Crabs' Twitter account says it was the 13th time Sanchez had been hit this season, which makes him sound like the Far West League's version of Carlos Quentin. The two teams flooded onto the field, but the tossed bat seemed to the worst of it.

Thankfully it looked like neither player, nor any of their teammates were hurt — but sheesh, a flying bat? Is this how the next generation of ballplayers is going to react to getting hit? Bryce Harper's foul-mouthed tirade earlier this week seems level-headed by comparison.

If you want to see video of the brawl, it's below, but be warned, there's NSFW language as fans are yelling at players and each other.

In the Far West League, college players from around the country sharpen their game after school's out. Normally, Sanchez plays at Faulkner University, a Christian college in Alabama. Peterson played last year at West Valley College in Saratoga, Calif., and was selected in the 31st round of June's amateur draft by the Texas Rangers but didn't sign with the team. He was drafted a year earlier by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 19th round but didn't sign then either.

Fun fact: Manny Ramirez Jr. also played for the California Warriors this summer.

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