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Watch a high school baseball team turn a triple play to end a playoff game

High school team turns game-ending triple play

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)