California 6-Year-Old's Diving Baseball Catch Is Our Kind of Web Gem

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 22, 2013

From the land of mommy-mandated curfews and postgame snacks comes a web gem that may just bring an end to all web gems. 

The Big Lead spotted an out we are confident will go viral very shortly. For information surrounding this acrobatic marvel, we direct your attention to the YouTube description.

The boy making the grab is third baseman Nathan Lewis, who manages to bring an end to the fourth inning in the most dramatic manner possible.

In the Pony West Coast Shetland World Series taking place on Saturday in San Marcos, Calif., Lewis became the game's biggest star.

The coach loads a ball into a pitching contraption I am not quite familiar with. It seems like it would be easier to just have the coach pitch, but that's beside the point.

The batter takes a nice whack at the pitch and sends the ball in Lewis' direction, which turns out to be a huge mistake.

Like a pint-sized Manny Machado, the six-year-old sprints back and stabs at the foul ball while falling to the ground.

You can almost hear the SportsCenter theme song when watching this beauty.

The diving grab is of course the best part of the video, but I have to give an honorable mention award to the moment Lewis bounces up like this was all just a routine out.

No need to thank him—he's just doing his job out there. It's safe to say the hot corner is well taken care of when Lewis is on the field.


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