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His last home game ever was a memorable one. 

By Dan Gartland
June 04, 2019

This can only happen in baseball

Kyle Stowers’s last game at Stanford’s home park was a memorable one. 

Stowers, one of the top college prospects available in the MLB draft, was taken by the Orioles with the 71st pick. The pick came down around midnight ET, while Stowers was busy taking on Fresno State in a College World Series regional final game. Actually, Stowers wasn’t just playing in the game when he got picked, he was standing in the on-deck circle waiting to step to the plate with a runner on second and a chance to continue a Stanford rally. During a Fresno State pitching change, Cardinal manager David Esquer decided it was as good a time as any to tell Stowers the good news. 

Here’s how it played out on the TV broadcast. 

Stowers grounded out to first to end the inning there, but he did lace a clutch double in his next at-bat. More importantly, Stanford held on to win 9–7 to advance to the super regional against Mississippi State in Starkville. 

Stowers said after the game that his last college home game will be something he’ll remember forever. 

Bad news for the Warriors

What’s something you don’t want to see if you’re the Warriors? Your backup center going down for the rest of the series. (Woj says it’s a broken collarbone but it’s actually a rib cartilage fracture.)

But what’s even worse is the possibility of not having Klay Thompson for Game 3. 

If Kevin Durant doesn’t come back, Golden State could be in real trouble.

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