Wednesday, April 20

Sliiiiide to the Left!

Mississippi, while generally considered more of a hotbed for football, does have its share of baseball talent as well. Just check out the heated rivalry between Tupelo High and South Panola High—or more specifically, check out this slide by Tupelo’s Caleb Walker. With his team down by a run in the bottom of the sixth inning (the final inning if we’re playing by Backyard Baseball rules), Walker got a little creative in the way he avoided the catcher.

Now, this is a great way to avoid a tag, but it’s not quite as fun as barreling over a catcher blocking the plate, or flipping over him, as Brian Kownacki of the Fordham Rams demonstrated last year.

And sometimes, a baserunner will completely overrun everything—catcher, plate, even the umpire. But the moral of the below video is to never give up, kids.

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