Story Courtesy of Referee Magazine
The 2019 college baseball postseason saw not only a significant expansion in what types of plays can be reviewed, but also an expansion of where replay was deployed. It wasn’t merely at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. It was used during the regionals and super regionals, too.
George Drouches, NCAA national coordinator of baseball umpires, shared a report from DVSport — the company that provided the video review technology — that gives an inside look at how the process worked, what was reviewed and the outcome of those reviews.
Drouches said the replay process went well and the games proceeded well. “Pace of play was improved, and ejections were greatly diminished under the expanded video review system we had in place,” Drouches said. “It was overall a great boon to the NCAA championship.”
Over the course of 138 games, there were 187 video reviews with an average review time of 1:15.
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