Watch: College Baseball Star Crashes Into Barricade in Stunning Effort to Make a Catch in Game

Published 02/26/2022, 8:30 AM EST

Follow Us

The ongoing lockout has put a pause on all baseball activities in MLB. And it is still uncertain when the work stoppage will be over and baseball fans will get to see some games in the ballparks.

America’s Favorite Video Today

However, the lockout is only applicable in MLB, and it seems like fans have finally found a temporary substitute for their favorite. Earlier on Friday, during a college-level baseball game, one of the on-field players surprised everyone in the ballpark with his heroics.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fordham catcher’s stunning effort goes in vain

With MLB still going through an owners’ imposed lockout, baseball fans have finally shifted their interest towards college-level games. On Friday, in a match between Fordham Rams Baseball and Virginia Tech, they witnessed something extraordinary that stunned all.

During the game at Blacksburg against Virginia Tech, Fordham catcher, Andy Semo, made a stunning effort at the boundary to deny the home run to the opposition team. However, Semo couldn’t catch the ball. And while trying to do so, he crashed himself into the barricade and his effort went in vain.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest MLB stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

Max Scherzer, Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout, and More- These MLB Stars Could Lose Insane Money if Regular Season Games Are Missed

Acknowledging and appreciating his effort, popular MLB analyst, Ben Verlander, shared the video on Twitter and termed it as the greatest effort of all time. He tweeted, “THE GREATEST EFFORT FROM A CATCHER OF ALL TIME! What an INCREDIBLE attempt by the Fordham Baseball catcher.”

Although the Virginia Tech team won the match, the Fordham catcher grabbed all the attention with his stunning display on the ballpark. Later, taking to their Twitter handle, the Fordham Rams Baseball team confirmed the well-being of Andy Semo. And said he is pretty tough and is still catching.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lockout in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball will complete its three-month anniversary on March 2nd. And yet, the owners and the players’ union have not agreed to the new collective bargaining agreement. Because of the lockout, MLB has already postponed spring training for the next season. And if the two parties do not agree to the CBA at the earliest, then MLB will lose a number of league games as well.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, the loss of league games will bring greater financial losses to both the players and the owners. Do you think that is reason enough for the two parties to agree upon a deal and resume business as usual? Or will they stay put on their demands, come what may?

WATCH THIS STORY: The Free-Agent Frenzy Is Gonna be Wild When The Lockout Ends 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Abhishek Kumar

1,350Articles

One take at a time

Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.
Show More>

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today