Minor leaguers collide midair, both go over fence, one still makes catch (video)

In one of the more amazing catches you’ll likely ever see, Austin Wates and Brandon Barnes, teammates on the Corpus Christi (Texas) Hooks of the Double-A Texas League, a minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros, both make bids to prevent a deep shot by Nathan Frieman from clearing the fence. As the two converge [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Two Corpus Christi minor leaguers fall over fence on crazy catch (Video)

Two minor leaguers combined on one of the crazier looking catches we’ve seen. The Corpus Christi Hooks, the double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, were losing 4-0 on Saturday and six outs away from their seventh straight defeat when two of their outfielders fell over the fence tracking a ball in deep left center. Miraculously, left fielder Austin Wates made the catch. “We...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros beat clock, sign third-rounder Wates

The Astros signed Virginia Tech outfielder Austin Wates just minutes before Monday night's deadline to sign players from the First-Year Player Draft, inking him to a signing bonus worth $550,000, according to a person close to the negotiations.
August 17, 2010  |  Discuss

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