Viral Video Exposes TX Softball Catcher Nails a Girl in the Face
A Texas high school softball team is under serious fire after one of their players launched a ball directly at another player's face.
LADY BADGERS VS CISCO HIGH
The Lady Badgers out of McCamey ISD were in the middle of a playoff game against Cisco High School when things went haywire. Lady Badgers were down by five runs. The other team was up to bat when the shocking incident happened.
STRAIGHT TO THE NOGGIN'
A Cisco High School player was up to bat. The pitch was thrown and the catcher caught the ball. However, instead of throwing it back to the pitcher, the Lady Badger catcher launches the ball, full speed, straight into the batter's face.
Many people are speculating that the catcher hit the batter on purpose. After watching the video a couple of dozen times, I'm convinced it was undoubtedly, intentional.
WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED?
At first, I thought the catcher accidentally hit the batter while trying to throw the ball to third base because there was a runner on 2nd. However, after rewatching the video the runner only leads off the base, she never actually makes a full attempt to run to third.
On top of that, the third baseman was clearly not in any position to catch a ball. The video has gone viral with many commentators claiming this play looked familiar. A few claimed this was the 2nd time the catcher had made a dirty throw like this. Which wouldn't be surprising since it did not seem to phase the catcher, as she grabs the ball and throws it back to the pitcher without checking on the batter she just nailed.
WATCH THE VIDEO
Others blame the coach for teaching the catcher to make dirty plays. Take a look at the video below and let us know what you think.