'Are you kidding me?!': Sooner flips into dugout to make catch

June 20th, 2022

The Oklahoma Sooners clearly will throw caution to the wind in order to help bring home the program’s first College World Series title since 1994.

If you weren’t convinced of that fact after Sooners outfielder Kendall Pettis flipped over the side wall to make a catch last week, you will be once you see what first baseman Blake Robertson did Sunday to begin a College World Series game against Notre Dame in Omaha, Neb.

As the first pitch was popped up by Fighting Irish outfielder Ryan Cole, Robertson raced into foul ground to track it down. Showing complete disregard for his own safety, Robertson snagged the popup as he tumbled over the railing in front of Notre Dame’s dugout, landing hard on the concrete steps below.

But with nary a pause, Robertson got right to his feet, holding the ball triumphantly in his gloved left hand, and charged back onto the field.

Robertson, a .304 hitter this season, had recorded an RBI in four consecutive games before going 0-for-4 with a walk in Sunday's 6-2 victory. He drove in three runs during Oklahoma’s victorious College World Series opener against Texas A&M on Friday.