Believe it or not, it IS possible to get four outs in one inning. Here’s the short version of the story: With one out in the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game with University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, the University of Troy Trojans recorded the second, third and, then a fourth out. With a pair of runners in scoring position, Troy lefty Shane McCain got ULL’s Greg Fontenot to hit a fly ball to center that was caught by a diving Daniel Peterson in the outfield for the second out.
Peterson’s throw to home was cut-off by first baseman, Logan Pierce, who threw to third baseman Tyler Hannah, who threw to shortstop Adam Bryant, who then tagged out the runner attempting to tag from second base for the third out. Bryant went to third base at the urging of the dugout and appealed that the runner at third left early when tagging up to go home. The third base umpire ruled he left early for the fourth out.
Source: Troy University Athletic Department