Denver High School and Wilton High School competed in the quarterfinals of the Iowa state championship last week. After a scoreless two and a half innings, Wilton’s Cory Anderson belted a drive over the center fielder’s glove. The fielder slipped as he tried to retrieve the ball bouncing toward the wall, allowing Anderson to cruise home for a Little League home run—but not before he trucked the living hell out of the catcher at the plate:
The catcher, Kain Eagle, was taken out of the game. Here’s the collision from another angle:
Eagle was certainly in the baseline, but lowering your shoulder and hitting a guy at full speed is never a good look.