While some legendary broadcasters are remembered for their spectacular calls during a major sporting event, that may not be the case for Karl Ravech.
The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles took on the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday in the first game of the Men’s College World Series, and with the Golden Eagles putting together a one-out rally in the ninth inning, Karl Ravech accidentally mistook Blaze Brothers’ go-ahead three-run bomb for a walk-off home run in the ninth, resulting in a tough listen.
While the call was definitely a bit of a tough listen, Ravech was just half an inning ahead. Despite the Horned Frogs showing life in multiple innings, the three-run blast from Brothers all but sealed the deal.
To set up the triumphant comeback, TCU rattled off three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on three walks, and one hit batter from Oral Roberts star closer Cade Denton. TCU gave up singles to both Mac McCroskey and Drew Stahl to get some momentum back for ORU, and after plating two baserunners, Blaze Brothers stepped up and drove an 0-1 pitch to the moon to put Oral Roberts on top, 6-5.
After dropping their first game of the World Series, TCU looks to bounce back on Sunday, against the loser of Florida and Virginia at 1:00 p.m. CT.