The art of the dogpile
College World Series dogpiles are historic, sometimes violent and always beautiful
OMAHA, Neb. -- Virginia's hard-throwing, 6-foot-4 closer Nick Howard found himself in a familiar spot two weeks as ago as the Cavaliers counted the outs left in the super regional against Maryland, a trip to the College World Series at stake.
Howard, from Olney, Maryland, had closed the state championship as a senior in high school and got caught at the bottom of the dogpile, the traditional celebratory collapse of bodies.
So Howard, on the mound late in this 11-2 Virginia ...
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