Prep Rally

  • One, twice, third time's the charm in this awesome catch

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally1 day ago

    Baseball is all about hand-eye coordination, right? How about hand-back-teammate's-hand coordination? That's what it took for an Illinois high school center and right fielder to combine on a catch earlier this week.

    Kyle Comincioli of Pontiac Township (Ill.) High School hit a deep shot to right-center, where Dunlap (Ill.) High's David Zoz tracked and dove for the ball. The ball hit the edge of his glove and sort of hung in the air as Zoz continued falling, long enough for him to end up underneath it. It then bounced off his back, bouncing high enough that right fielder Jay Tilly to swoop in and make the catch. 

    Comincioli was robbed on that one, but it's hard to imagine he went home disappointed: he had six hits in that day's doubleheader as Pontiac swept Dunlap.  

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  • After striking out 21 in a row, Virginia pitcher has to forfeit

    Danielle Elliot at Prep Rally1 day ago

    There's something magical about watching a pitcher on a hot streak. Battlefield (Va.) High School senior Jake Agnos was pitching as well as possible, striking out 18 straight after giving up a lead-off home run on Monday in the conference semifinals. 

    As hard as it would've been, that's when his coaches should have taken their ace off the mound. Instead, they left him in. He completed the incredible game, striking out three more to make it 21. His team had shown more than enough support at the plate, giving him a 6-1 win.

    Agnos even tossed three nine-pitch innings (that's three strikes, zero balls to each batter),  according to  Inside Nova .

    21 K's 7 innings@JakeAgnos strikes out 21 after lead off HR. 93 pitch CG @ECUBaseball commitBattlefield 6-1 over OP pic.twitter.com/QFjCb2GrCu

    But because he didn't come out after six innings, his team had to forfeit the game.

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