Remember When That Army Softball Player Literally Jumped Over the Catcher to Score

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Remember When That Army Softball Player Literally Jumped Over the Catcher to Score

Baseball Is Fun

One of the most amazing highlights of the 2017 season ever was Chris Coghlan’s tie-breaking somersault over Yadier Molina’s head in St. Louis near the end of April earlier this year.

It was an truly unexpected and unbelievable play that immediately drew all of baseball’s attention his way – and that’s not an easy thing to do. But do you ever wonder where he got the idea to leap through the air in the first place?

I can’t say for sure, but maybe Coghlan caught a couple innings of the Army v. Lehigh softball game from a year earlier. Because in the third inning of that one, Army senior Kasey McCravey successfully executes a similarly challenging, catcher-evading leap:

AND SHE’S Safe. Wow. That’s absolutely brilliant. In fact, it’s just as effective as Coghlan and seems a heck of a lot safer too! Let’s see it one more time before we go home, eh?

Yeah, that’s a 10/10.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.