Move over Mike Trout. You have some more competition for "catch of the year."
In the first inning of a game on Sunday, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees had loaded the bases with no outs when Kosuke Fukudome lined a 2-1 pitch deep to left field. PawSox outfielder Jason Repko ranged back to the warning track, leapt and caught the ball while flipping over the wall to save a potential grand slam.
As they often have over the years, the Yankees would get the last laugh, winning 6-2.
"It definitely felt good, but we still lost. I want to be happy about it, but you can’t be because you lost and you still feel down about the game," Repko said on Monday, via ESPNBoston.com. "All in all, when I got home and saw it on TV, I was like, 'that was kind of cool.' I enjoyed it, and to see it [on SportsCenter] was cool."
If only the fence was as short as it was for Lower Columbia College outfielder Derrick Salberg, Repko may not have even touched the wall.
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