Over the weekend, ESPN aired regional action from college baseball’s NCAA tournament. Each year this is usually the first time a national audience gets a glimpse of the college crop, like Coastal Carolina’s quirky Alex Buccilli.
The Chanticleers senior outfielder has arguably the most bizarre batting stance you’ll ever encounter. Buccilli hit .274 this season and finished tied for third on the team with 27 RBIs, but his inane hitting ritual is what makes him one of the most memorable players of the tournament’s opening weekend.
Buccelli finished the Blacksburg regional 0-8 in the Coastal Carolina’s two losses, and unfortunately this is probably the last we’ll see or hear from Buccelli since the Chanticleers were eliminated from the tournament. However, he leaves behind a swing that will be replicated by young baseball players for generations.