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High School Baseball
Center fielder Tony Hernandez was working on a three-error day when a ball was hit over his head with two on and two out in the final inning, and his team leading by one run. So of course he made an incredible catch to save the game.
The coach for the Licking Heights High varsity baseball team said he did everything he could think of to keep down the score, but his team still beat nearby Harvest Prep, 65-0, in only three innings — an onslaught that included 31 runs in the third. The game was called due to darkness.
Fenway Park is the home stadium of the Boston Red Sox. Fenway Parks is the name of a 6-1, 195-pound high school second baseman with especially cruel parents. He graduates from Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida, in 2014, and is apparently good enough to be featured on the baseball scouting service Perfect Game’s website.
Thought Derrick Salberg had given you your fill of amazing catches in otherwise-obscure amateur baseball games for the time being (and it can’t be said enough that that was an unbelievable catch)? Thanks to some spectacular high school baseball action from Ohio… think again.
A California high school baseball game between the Lick-Wilmerding Tigers and the University Red Devils earlier this month ended in perhaps the most exciting way possible: with a walk-off steal of home by Tigers 2nd baseman Drew Forrest. But was the right call made?
In a story that could be the A-plot of a sitcom from the nineties, a high school in Phoenix, Arizona, forfeited a championship baseball game in order to protect its players from the indignity of playing against a girl.
Tragedy nearly struck the animal kingdom this week, when high schools Sacred Heart-Griffin and Southeast faced off in Illinois. Ryan Elvers was on the mound for SHG, and a bird happened to fly between the mound and home plate just as Elvers released his fastball. The result was a puff of feathers, but no casualties.
It’s quite a time for premature celebrations in sports – first, the Great Penalty Kick Reversal of Fortune, and now, high school baseball heartbreak.