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#pounditSaturday, January 22, 2022

Softball catcher levels opponents with dirty elbows (Video)

A high school softball player from Texas is going viral for the dirty moves she committed during a state championship game last weekend.

Hargrave (Huffman, Texas) High School’s softball team defeated Needville 6-4 in the Texas state 4A championship game on Saturday. Needville junior catcher Megan Crosby was in a foul mood when Hargrave started scoring runs, and she showed her displeasure by blocking the plate and leveling runners with elbows despite there being no play at home.

Softball catcher elbows

In the first play on the video, Crosby nails Hargrave senior right fielder Demi Janak. In the second she hammers sophomore shortstop Kylie George, who scored the go-ahead run as part of a 5-run fifth inning.

The umpires missed the incidents probably because the focus was away from home when the plays happened, allowing Crosby to escape without penalty. But now she is receiving her comeuppance from incensed fans.

“It’s crazy it’s gone viral,” Hargrave athletic director Mike McEachern told Yahoo Sports. “It’s an unfortunate situation. The kid made a bad choice; things happen. It’s unfortunate.”

In an interview with Click2Houston, McEachern said he thought the elbows fired up his team.

“I think it fired them up to score some more runs, win the game and come out as champions,” McEachern said.

He also said that thankfully nobody was hurt, so they have moved on. It probably helps a lot that they won the game, too.

Crosby, the perpetrator, reportedly is a Sam Houston State commit, so it remains to be seen whether anything will be done about that.

Talk about some horrible sportsmanship. I’m not sure what’s worse – this video, or the last one we shared from a girls fastpitch softball game.

Maybe a suspension to start next season would be in order.

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