The first round of the NWAACC Baseball Championships are underway and already there’s been a play that nearly defies description. In the game between Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Everett Community College the score sat at 4-2 for LCC with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Having just plated their second run of the game, Everett had a man on base and the tying run in the form of DH Keone Kela at the dish. Kela blasted a shot to deep left field that would have been a sure dinger to tie the game at 4-4 had it not been for LCC left fielder Derrick Salberg’s absolutely phenomenal home run robbing catch.
From The Daily News…
Derrick Salberg’s leaping catch over the left field bullpen fence with a runner on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning robbed Everett as the Red Devils held on for a 4-2 victory in the first round of the NWAACC Baseball Championships at David Story Field on Friday.
“By far the best catch I’ve ever made,” Salberg said of the Sportscenter Top-10 worthy catch. “I was waiting for the bullpen pitchers to tell me I was getting close to the fence. Thank God I didn’t run into the fence, and I’ve got some hops.”
Sportscenter Top-10 worth is an understatement. Salberg’s stellar grab is a definite Play-of-the-Year candidate.
The accompanying photo will only add to the rapidly growing legend of Salberg’s epic catch for all time…