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Ole Miss’ Austin Anderson hits walkoff homer on attempted intentional walk

Mark Townsend
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To see the swing move to the 4:26 mark in the video above.

From the world of college baseball comes a walk-off of unusually epic proportions.

It happened on Friday night when No. 23 Ole Miss knocked off conference rival Auburn 8-5 in 13 innings. That obviously means the game-winning hit was a home run — boy was it ever — but the kicker here is Auburn head coach Sunny Golloway either never intended to give Ole Miss third baseman Austin Anderson the opportunity to swing the bat, or wanted to set him up by making it look like he called for an intentional walk.

Whatever the case, when pitcher Jay Wade delivered the pitch was nowhere near where the catcher originally set up, but instead hung out over the plate on a silver platter. Impressively, Anderson was ready and awaiting his opportunity to swing, and when he did he deposited the ball in the right field seats.

“He tried to sneak one by me, and I just tried to hit it as hard and as far as I could,” Anderson told the Clarion Ledger.

That's a winning gameplan on Anderson's part. What the Auburn gameplan was exactly is tough to decipher, but with one-hundred percent certainly we can say it was executed horribly, and therefore failed miserably.

What didn't fail was the incredible reaction of the fans and their simultaneous tossing of their beverages. That looked well coordinated, even if it was a spontaneous reaction.

All in all it just looked like a fun night to be at Swayze Field in Oxford.

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