Monday, May 28, 2012

College player leaps over fence to make game-saving catch

A Lower Columbia College outfielder leaped over— yes over— the fence in left field to make an unbelievable game-saving catch in the first round of the NWAACC (Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) championships.

It was even more unreal because Derrick Salberg's grab gave the Red Devils a win because it happened with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.  A home-run would have tied the game.  Salberg's catch topped off Lower Columbia's 4-2 victory over Everett College.

After Salberg made the dramatic catch, he leaped back onto the field with other jubilant teammates and hopped around the outfield.

LCC pitcher Brandon Boyle was ecstatic after the game.  "It's got to be one of the best plays I've seen in any sport," he said.  "It definitely saved my butt."

If you can get past the Little League sized fence and the the ambiguous rules on a ball that goes over the yellow line, Boyle may be right.

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