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HS Baseball Player Steals Show at Playoff Game by Hurdling Catcher

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMay 21, 2013

It seems like the one thing better than a collision at home is the moment a player goes above and beyond to prevent such a baseball explosion. 

Bob's Blitz (h/t Busted Coverage) spotted evidence that high school players are getting quite creative nowadays. 

The magic came during Monday night's Section Division I North playoffs action that saw unranked Franklin High School (Elk Grove, Calif.) take out highly touted Bee No. 1 Davis, 12-3. 

The Sacramento Bee has a full report on a raucous game that saw what seems to be a surging squad put it all together in the seventh inning. 

Franklin blew it open with seven runs in the top of the seventh. Catcher Nick Frei, the No. 9 hitter, homered to left for a 5-3 lead and then came up again in the same inning to drive in two with a base hit, including Sean Nicholson, who jumped over catcher Hayden Duer to land on the plate in a Sportscenter-like highlight.

I am not exactly an expert on the finer particulars surrounding high school baseball and the rules on making contact at home. If any of you out there do know, by all means share in the comments below. 

It certainly seems like Nicholson never thought to take out the catcher and we are certainly grateful, because we now have this amazing highlight of a baseball player turning into an impromptu track star to score. 

These crazy kids these days are now jumping over catchers. What will they think of next?


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