Two outs. Ninth inning. Bases loaded. Trailing by a run.
Pinch-hitter Nick Hundley stepped up to the plate in one of the most pressure-packed scenarios imaginable.
But it turned out to be a piece of cake.
How did the 34-year-old make it look so easy? How was he so calm, cool, and collected with the game on the line? He credited his alma mater.
“I knew [Austin Slater] was leading off the inning and the pitcher was hitting sixth, so just quick University of Arizona math on my part, I knew that if I come up, I’m coming up with two outs and bases loaded,” Hundley said.
“That was my mindset from the first pitch in the inning, to get ready for a two-out, bases-loaded situation. It came to fruition and thankfully we got it done.”