Inside-the-Park Home Run Ends with Marvelous Flip at Home for LSU Player

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMay 17, 2013

Hitting an inside-the-park home run hardly needs a grand finish, but this LSU player seems to be the flashy type. 

Big Lead reports on an exhausting run around the bases for one college baseball player that ends in a brief and presumably nauseating flight through the air. 

It all went down in the sixth inning of this week's game between LSU and Ole Miss.  

Raph Rhymes, who, incidentally, has the coolest name in sports at the moment, hits a shot to center, which bounces past the center fielder. Rhymes races around second and gets the go-ahead to sprint for home. It's at this point that we notice our slugger here is running out of steam. 

Of course, that means a close play at home is at hand. 

An Ole Miss player makes a tenuous throw that brings catcher Stuart Turner out toward third base. That's when Rhymes gets his legs taken out and goes head-over-heels, but he takes it like a champ.

As if hitting an inside-the-park dinger wasn't exhausting enough, Rhymes was forced to pull off some acrobatics just to make it home safely. 

LSU would go on to win the game 7-1 behind four home runs—one of which was far more labor intensive than the others. 

This particular play was like getting a free dessert from a restaurant, only to walk outside and get an ice cream cone handed to you. This Rhymes kid found a way to make an inside-the-park slam all the more scintillating. 

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