Spring training is a great time for everybody to warm up, from umpires to starting pitchers to designated hitters. And also ballgirls. One ballgirl was getting reps in today during the New York Yankees–Philadelphia Phillies exhibition and made a tremendous snag on a Trea Turner knock up the third-base line.
The problem is that the ball was still in play. Whoops!
A really great read of the ball bouncing off the wall there. That angle is more tricky than fielding a sluggo off the Green Monster, I’ve heard. And to finish the job with that stab– really well-done. Other than the whole “in play” aspect.
Turner was awarded a ground rule double as a result of the ballgirl’s enthusiasm and quick reflexes.