A college baseball player was robbed of a home run with one sick play that you need to see

Apr 24, 2024

Every outfielder lives for the chance to try and rob the opposing team of a home run.

One team just made it happen in the most shocking way imaginable.

And a college baseball player was robbed of a home run with one sick play that you need to see.

Teamwork leads to mind-blowing home run robbery

The Oakland University Golden Grizzlies hosted the Northern Kentucky Norse – the first-place team in the Horizon League – for a three-game series.

College baseball is often overshadowed in the sports worlds but the Grizzlies delivered a highlight reel play worthy of SportsCenter’s Top 10 during the second game of the series.

Northern Kentucky routed Oakland in the first game of the weekend, winning 24-3 behind three home runs from second baseman John Odom.

In the second game, the Grizzlies turned in some outfield magic to secure a 7-3 victory.

Oakland got out to an early lead with a six-run second inning to go up six nothing.

Northern Kentucky got their bats going at the top of the fourth inning by putting two runs on the board.

And the Norse were threatening to get back in the game when the Grizzlies delivered what might end up being the play of the year in college baseball.

Northern Kentucky left fielder Colton Kucer hit a long line drive that was headed toward the fence in left-center field that looked like it could get out.

Oakland left fielder John Lauinger went back and jumped up to catch the ball over the fence and rob Kucer of a home run.

But the ball ricocheted off his glove and back into the playing field where center fielder Reggie Bussey made a diving catch.

The teammates celebrated after pulling off the unforgettable play. 

Oakland went on to win the next game 10-9 and the left series trailing Northern Kentucky by a single game for first place in the Horizon League.

Oakland delivers March magic against Kentucky

Oakland University – a commuter school in Rochester, Michigan, north of Detroit – delivered heartbreak to another college from the Bluegrass State earlier this year in the NCAA basketball tournament.

The 14-seed Grizzlies upset the three-seed University of Kentucky Wildcats 80-76 after guard Jack Gohlke hit 10 three-point shots on his way to a 32-point performance in the stunner.

That loss for Kentucky set in motion Hall of Fame coach John Calipari leaving the school to take the Arkansas job after fan unrest.

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