We’ve seen a lot of spectacular catches across baseball this season, including more recently a string of highway robbery grabs from some of the game’s best outfielders. But none of them pale in comparison to the grab made by a youngster on Sunday.
And it happened right in our very own backyard! At the Junior League World Series (Ages 13-15) in Taylor, Michigan in the championship game, outfielder Jack Regenye of Kennett Square (Pennsylvania) goes back on a ball hit deep to center.
Sparky goes full-extension, over the fence to commit highway robbery on the batter for Chinese Taipei.
This play from Pennsylvania's Jack Regenye in the Junior League World Series is the catch of the year. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/iNPmOtWU1q
— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) August 20, 2017
Watch his pitcher on the mound immediately after the ball is hit. He thinks the ball is a no-doubter home run. Perhaps the catch of the year by any player in any level of baseball this season.
Unfortunately for Regenye and his team, they fell 12-1 in the title game for the Asia-Pacific representatives from Shing-Ming Junior LL. Taiwan has now collected five straight JLWS titles and six in the last eight years.
But it’s Regenye’s highlight reel grab grabbing the headlines.