Bryan Fuller Throws 21 Scoreless Innings In 26 Hours For Campbellsville University
21 Scoreless Innings In 26 Hours By One Pitcher. That's A Decent Day and Two Hours Of Work.
I don't know how you feel about your right arm, but I like mine. It helps me do things like eat, type, and occasionally karate chop fools.
Bryan Fuller of Campbellsville University, however, cares not for his right arm in the least. Which is precisely how he wound up throwing over 250 pitches in 21 scoreless innings over 26 hours. Those numbers alone just caused Kerry Wood's arm to blow out.
See, Campbellsville had fallen into the loser's bracket in its NAIA super regional, and needed to win three straight to get a NAIA World Series berth. So Fuller stepped up and told his coaches that since he'd never be a professional anyway, he'd be willing to sacrifice his arm for the team provided they kept winning.
And win they did. Kid threw a three inning save on Thursday, followed it up with a complete game shutout 25 minutes after the game he saved ended, then he threw a 77-pitch complete game shutout the next day. On top of all this, the two complete game shutouts came against a team that had won 26 straight games before running into Fuller.
Anyway, the NAIA World Series starts on Friday this week, and if I'm correct, Fuller is slated to start every single game for the Campbellsville in the Series.
His arm will then be donated to Mark Prior.