The first round of the NWAACC (Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges) Baseball Championships are underway in Washington and already there’s been a play that nearly defies description. In the game between Lower Columbia College (LCC) and Everett Community College, the score was 4-2 for LCC when Everett, already having scored a run, had a man on when DH Keone Kela belted a shot to deep left field that would have knotted the game at 4-4 had it not been for LCC left fielder Derrick Salberg’s insane, home-run robbing catch.
Derrick Salberg’s leaping catch over the left field bullpen fence with a runner on and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning robbed Everett as the Red Devils held on for a 4-2 victory in the first round of the NWAACC Baseball Championships at David Story Field on Friday.
“By far the best catch I’ve ever made,” Salberg said of the Sportscenter Top-10 worthy catch. “I was waiting for the bullpen pitchers to tell me I was getting close to the fence. Thank God I didn’t run into the fence, and I’ve got some hops.”
Salberg’s stellar grab is a definite Play-of-the-Year candidate.
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