Vanderbilt's Rhett Wiseman Takes Fastball Straight to Neck, Homers Later in Game

Arman Walia@ArmanWalia Featured ColumnistJune 20, 2015


That had to hurt. Like, a lot. 

Vanderbilt's Rhett Wiseman forever has the nickname "tough guy" after taking a fastball straight to the neck against TCU during the College World Series on Friday night in Omaha, Nebraska. 

During the first inning, Wiseman was preparing to bunt before getting beamed by an 89 mph fastball. He was obviously shaken up.

"First, I had to make sure I could breathe," he said. "… Then I got numb on that side of my body, and I had to make sure it came back. But then it all came back, and I was good to go," he told the Tennessean.

"It's the College World Series, baby. You're not taking me out of this game."

Good thing Vanderbilt did just that, as he hit a a home run during the fourth inning to give Vanderbilt a 5-0 lead. 

You can literally see the laces from the baseball during his postgame interview on his neck:


BIG. FLY. Rhett Wiseman CRUSHES it over the bullpen! #CWS http://t.co/TcMIZgEUUW

And the morning after:

Chris Mahaffey @cmahaffeyVU

Wow...you can see the laces from the baseball on @Likewise9's neck. Gutsy performance tonight! #VandyBoys #CmonRhett http://t.co/AtSBCFDENK

Vanderbilt Baseball @VandyBaseball

The morning after... Rhett's sore but will be ok. #seams http://t.co/w3g0FjvAny

Vanderbilt went on to win 7-1 and eliminated TCU from the tournament. 

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