I’m not one to get caught up in all the internet hyperbole that’s thrown around, calling everything that’s great ‘THE BEST EVAHHH!!!’ without a second of thought, but this grab by Lower Columbia College’s Derrick Salberg has to be up there as one of the best catches ever made — certainly one of the best I’ve ever seen — especially once you consider the circumstances.
With his team clinging to a 4-2 lead with two outs and one on in the ninth inning of a first round game of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament, Salberg went up and robbed a deep fly:
The images captured help give justice to just how incredible this catch really was:
Not to take anything away from Salberg, some credit has to go to the extremely short fences, which allowed Salberg to propel himself over it like a high jump competitor. The effort itself would’ve been remarkable, but the fact that he managed to also make the catch is, well … just amazing.