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Video: Frontier League Players Charge Into Stands After Fans Throw Beer at Them

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVJuly 16, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 18:  A glove on the field before a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 18, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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A brawl nearly broke out between players and fans at a Frontier League baseball game on Thursday night in Little Falls, New Jersey.

Barstool Sports' TJ Hitchings captured video as members of the Sussex County Miners and New Jersey Jackals climbed into the stands to confront rowdy spectators:

TJ (RUTGERS) @TJHitchings

A literal β€˜Malice in the Palace’ style brawl between players and fans in the stands of the NJ Jackals game just broke out while <a href="https://twitter.com/NjTank99?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NjTank99</a> was judging a hotdog contest on the other side of the stadium. <br><br>Dollar Beer night in independent baseball hits different <a href="https://t.co/yBT4qthRAL">pic.twitter.com/yBT4qthRAL</a>

TMZ Sports reported it was $1 beer night at Yogi Berra Stadium, and one eyewitness said fans began throwing beer toward the players, which led to the tense exchange that temporarily halted play.

Other players were able to prevent any serious physical altercations and the game eventually resumed without further issue, per TMZ.

The on-field action was also wild as the clubs combined for 14 runs over the first three innings and 29 runs in the game.

Sussex County carried a two-run lead into the bottom of the ninth, but New Jersey nearly completed a comeback. It scored once while putting the potential tying run on second and the possible winning run on first before Michael Mediavilla recorded the final out for the save.

The Miners improved to 27-14 with the 15-14 win, while the Jackals dropped to 21-20. It marked the end of a four-game series between the teams.