Video: Catch through the fence
See Jenna Howell focus only on the out - not the fenceJenna Howell
of Male (Louisville, Ky.)
proved she was willing to do anything to beat McCracken County in the state quarterfinals on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs were clinging to a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the final inning. Hannah Ridoli belted a bomb toward left field with "home run" written all over it. But Howell tracked the ball and executed an incredible over-the-shoulder catch as she stormed through the fence. The sophomore shot up and raised the ball with the thunderous applause foreshadowing the outcome.
The home run-saving snag preserved the 3-1 victory and lifted the Bulldogs to the state semifinals. Male also exacted sweet revenge upon McCracken County for ending the Bulldogs' season the past two years.