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Outfielder Thomas Neal's lunging catch saved an extra-base hit and helped Vancouver, British Columbia, beat Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 13-9 on Friday in a Little League World Series slugfest.
The teams combined for 27 hits, but several defensive gems by Canada had fans buzzing.
Neal's catch was the most impressive after Mexico's Eduardo Abrego smacked a sinking liner to left-center with two outs in the third and a runner on first. Neal dashed to his right before diving for the catch with an outstretched glove just before the ball hit the turf.
The 13-year-old outfielder let out a roar before being mobbed by teammates.
Canada led 8-1 before Mexico rallied with the long ball. Ramon Ballina hit two homers, but Canada escaped another jam in the sixth to hold on.
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Whether the Little League World Series interest you or not, you have to admit the fact that kids who are 12 and 13 years old can make plays like the one you see above is amazing. During Friday’s first-round game between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, center fielder Thomas Neal made an incredible diving catch that would be a top play on...
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In a Little League World Series game, Canada outfielder Thomas Neal made an awesome diving catch that prevented an extra-base hit during their 13-9 win over Mexico on Friday.
The catch came with in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and a runner on first as Canada led 10-8. Mexico's Eduardo Abrego hit the fly ball to the gap in left-center field which would...
Earlier today, Canada scored a victory over Mexico in the Little League World Series by the score of 13-9.
During the game, Canadian center fielder Thomas Neal robbed a Mexican player of a guaranteed hit with a diving catch in the third inning.
It is worthy a web gem, eh?
(Courtesy of Sports Grid)
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Outfielder Thomas Neal had a lunging catch to rival anything you would see on SportsCenter. He saved an extra-base hit and help Vancouver, British...