I’ve heard of fielders making a behind-the-back toss to beat a runner to the bag, but you rarely ever see a behind-the-back, no-look catch …
… let alone from a pitcher!
— America East (@AmericaEast) April 23, 2017
That’s University of Albany pitcher, J.T. Genovese, making the highlight-reel catch. And how about good on him for remembering to toss the ball over to first to get the double play.
That’s some head’s up (albeit very lucky) baseball, right there.
Here’s Sports Center with the instant replay mid-video to really drive it home:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 23, 2017
Genovese ultimately lasted 4.0 innings, allowing two hits with six strikeouts and four walks, before Albany went onto to lose 9-6.