I noticed in college baseball, late into the game, while some teams are just crushing the opponent that the position starters on that team are still playing in the game. And sometimes the starting pitcher is still hanging in there.
Why wouldn't a coach use this opportunity to let other players get in some badly needed playing time? Pitchers who need some work on the mound? Does this happen in HS as well?
Is it to make the players look better in their statistics? Is it to boast about the HUGE run margin of the win? I simple don't get it.