Don't they already cringe when they hear the initials FIU or T.Y. in Jonesboro, Arkansas? Now, it's GW. You already know about the Hilton Heave and the Hilton Weave that fueled FIU to last-minute football wins over Arkansas State in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
Sorry, Jonesboro, but here is the Wittels Walk-off Wallop.
As you followed on the LIVE BLOG here or watched on sunbeltsports.org, Garrett Wittels hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning on Wednesday afternoon to defeat Arkansas State, 13-10 on the opening day of the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament. You can read our story HERE and SEE THE GW WALK-OFF VIDEO
With Yoandy Barroso as the potential winning run at third base in the bottom of the 10th inning with one out, Arkansas State had to pick its poison -- which Sun Belt Player of the Year to pitch to.
The Red Wolves intentionally walked Pablo Bermudez, the 2011 Sun Belt Player of the Year, and pitched to GW, the 2010 Sun Belt Player of the Year. On a 1-0 pitch, GW belted a 3-run shot over the right field wall. Exactly two weeks ago, May 11, GW did the same at Stetson in the 10th inning with a solo shot to right to help FIU win that game.
The photo above by Jeremy Stevens/ULM Athletics joins the photos of the Motor City Miracle in FIU Sports lore.