Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Video: Reds fan grabs back-to-back home run balls!

Soccer players are known more for their feet than they are with their hands. But that may not be the case for Caleb Lloyd, a Reds fan and futboler at nearby Thomas More College, who pulled off a rare feat by catching back-to-back home runs during the fourth inning of Monday's win against the Braves.

The first ball came off the bat of winning pitcher Mike Leake. That one was barehanded by the gloveless college student.

The second ball came courtesy of Zack Cozart, who deposited his baseball into the left field seats immediately after Leake did. As if it were pure destiny, that ball ricoheted off some outstretched hands and literally ended up in Lloyd's lap.

As you can see, Lloyd was hounded by media after the game because of notching the incredibly rare feat. Lloyd told reporters that he wasn't even planning on attending the game until his friend extended an invite to him earlier in the day.

So, whatever happened to his two souvenirs? He gave the second home run ball to his friend and returned the first to Leake because it was the pitcher's first career home run as a big leaguer.

Not a bad night at the yard for Mr. Lloyd.

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