Watch a high school baseball team turn a triple play to end a playoff game
Triple plays are rare. Game-ending triple plays rarer still. But last week, the baseball team from Menlo School in Atherton, Calif. accomplished something only spoken of in legends -- a walk-off triple play to end a playoff game.
At the bottom of the seventh (and last) inning, the bases were loaded with no outs when Capuchino High School's Kyle Patterson hit a line drive to center field. Shortstop Mikey Diekroeger, whose brother is a prospect in the Royals' farm system, made an incredible diving catch, tagged second, then threw to first to preserve Menlo's 2-1 lead and end the game.
Game-ending triple plays are so rare that the National League didn't see its first until 2009, when Phillies second baseman Eric Bruntlett turned an unassisted one to beat the Mets:
(h/t: San Jose Mercury News)