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 were both kind of tracking it and I heard someone in the bullpen scream ‘Fence’ and someone else screamed ‘Jump!'” Wates told Greg Rajan of the Caller-Times after the game. “Instinctively, I did it. I knew I could catch it, but didn’t know how close the fence was. I ended up flipping over and kind of landed on Barnes and looked in my glove and I had (the ball).”
Wates is having a pretty good season at the plate. He’s batting .305 with two home runs, 17 RBIs and a .778 OPS in his third successful season in professional ball. And now he has an awesome catch to add to his resume.
Forearm bash to Hot Clicks for the video