Minor Leaguer makes over-the-shoulder catch to win playoff game, spikes baseball
After winning Game 1 of the International League Finals by a score of 6-5 on Tuesday night, the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate) found themselves up one run once again on Wednesday. But their opponent, the Indianapolis Indians, were threatening with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning. On an 0-2 pitch, batter Willy Garcia crushed one seemingly over center fielder Tyler Holt's head. But somehow, with an over-the-shoulder, basket/chest catch, Holt caught the baseball and ended the game. And he celebrated in a manner that any athlete would celebrate when making a play of that magnitude.
The Clippers hope to take home the championship in the best-of-five series with a victory in Thursday's Game 3.