Incredibly, everyone emerged still smiling.
The dogpile celebration following the final out in Sayville’s Long Island Class A baseball championship win Saturday night over Nassau County’s Clarke was a bit jaw dropping.
First, Sayville pitcher Brock Murtha — who had just completed a no hitter — was mobbed by more than a dozen teammates. That’s to be expected.
But then came the two classmates with backpacks, and the kid with a white baseball cap — and some 30 other wildly enthusiastic high school students. All of them added to the heaping pile.
”Oh my god. Oh my god,” a young woman can be heard saying on the video.
Check out the mountainous celebration captured by Axcess Baseball:
Brock Murtha’s no-hitter sends Sayville to the N.Y. state championship for the first time in program history! pic.twitter.com/HOYA7iindr
— Axcess Baseball LI (@axcessbaseball) June 9, 2019
The students’ joy was fueled by Brock’s thrilling performance on the mound — and the fact they were commemorating Sayville high school’s first ever Long Island championship.