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Sport LOOK: Texas Tech baseball radio announcer makes stunning bare-handed catch when foul ball flies into booth

01:20  23 april  2021
01:20  23 april  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

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With Texas Tech leading West Virginia, 7-0, on Friday night, Tech infielder Jace Jung fouled a pitch right toward the press box. While this might usually clang off some glass, or maybe even smash a computer or two , Red Raiders announcer Geoff Haxton instead made the defensive highlight of the Right after saying that the ball was "coming right at us," Haxton stuck his hand out and seemingly willed the ball into his grasp. #NCAABaseball Plays of the Week. 1⃣ | @TTU_ Baseball radio play-by-play broadcaster Geoff Haxton made a one- handed catch with his bare hand on a foul ball into the

But Marc Schwartz, the announcer for the independent Atlantic League’s Somerset Patriots, not only managed to snag a foul ball that came his way but also gave a very professional call of the whole play. It’s amazing how he never dropped the whole Serious Announcer Voice at any point. He should be proud of himself, because he easily could have ended up like the minor league announcer who had his laptop smashed by a foul ball . Talk about a brain fart Orioles infielders Hanser Alberto and Chris Davis combined last night for a play that surely had their Little League coaches pulling their hair out.

Last weekend, the Texas Tech baseball team held a 7-0 lead over West Virginia in the top of the eighth inning during their Big 12 matchup in Morgantown. Despite all of the offense up to that point, the play of the game wasn't made on the field.

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Texas Texas infielder Jace Jung ripped a foul ball into the broadcast booth and Texas Tech radio announcer Geoff Haxton made the play of the day. Haxton snagged the ball bare-handed while he was calling the game.

As Haxton was making the call, he even said that the ball was "coming right at us" before he made the sensational grab. The Red Raiders radio announcer did admit that his hand hurt quite a bit after making the impressive catch.

"It hurt really bad for two hours afterwards and then the swelling just kind of went down," Haxton told Slate.com. "It ended up being really fun. I caught the thing mostly with my left index finger, that's where the pop really happened. But it was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. It hurt terribly."

This is why many people, adults included, take gloves to baseball games in the hopes of catching a foul ball. It's certainly not an exact science and sometimes you just happen to be at the right place at the right time. Fortunately for Haxton, his eyes were straight ahead and focusing on the incoming ball.

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