Oklahoma Sooners' Kendall Pettis flips over bullpen for jaw-dropping save
Blacksburg, Virginia - Oklahoma Sooners superstar Kendall Pettis tumbled over the bullpen to catch a flying ball off the Hokies in a now viral video.
It's safe to say that after an impressive performance at the ballpark, top gymnasts like Simone Biles may need to make room for this "flipping catcher" college standout – who looks like he could easily pick up some gymnastics bar grips after Sunday's win.
Kendall Pettis of the Oklahoma Sooners put on a show-stopping performance against Virginia Tech Hokies, leading the Sooners to advance to their first College World Series appearance since 2010.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Pettis was tracking a fly ball to the corner of the left outfield, where the fence meets the Hokies’ bullpen. Chasing the ball with top speed, the redshirt sophomore made a catch for the out while tumbling into a front flip over the fence and landed in a handstand into the bullpen, as the entire stadium roared.
Building momentum off the jaw-dropping catch, Pettis' unbelievable day didn’t stop there.
Just a few innings later, Pettis batted a home-run. Then, during the sixth inning, Pettis took away a hit from Hokies' Tanner Schobel, with another diving grab in left-center field.
The 11-2 victory over the Hokies sends the Sooners to face No. 5 Texas A&M in the first round of the College World Series.
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