Holy Flying Infielder! Little League SS Lays Out for an Unbelievable Catch

Although amateur players make amazing catches all the time, I’d say that most catches typically fall into one of two buckets:

  1. The “amateurs” are legitimate, older players gearing up for a career in the Major Leagues (college players, high school seniors, etc).
  2. The catch wasn’t all that fantastic.

Well, the following play breaks that mold.

This young shortstop lays out for a pop-up – destined to land somewhere in the foul territory between the infield and outfield – and makes one of the more amazing catches I’ve ever seen for someone of (roughly) his age.

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I mean, there’s a really long run, some perfect timing, full extension, and much more going into that catch and he absolutely nails it. So very impressive.

I think he probably also learned that jumping high means landing hard, but I’ll bet his adrenaline helped shake that off.

What a freakin’ catch!

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Michael Cerami began covering the Chicago Cubs for Bleacher Nation as a part-time contributor in 2015. One year later, he joined Bleacher Nation full-time, covering the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball. Today, Michael runs Bleacher Nation, contributing as a writer (Cubs, MLB) and an editor for all sections of the site, including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Blackhawks, as well as MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL. In 2019, Michael was the co-host of NBC Sports Chicago's Cubs Post-Game Show Outside the Ivy. You can find him on Twitter/X @Michael_Cerami

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