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WVU Baseball is Practicing Making Highlight Plays With the Help of the Gymnastics Team

Cody Nespor

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Thursday morning the WVU Baseball team tweeted out a video showing players practicing a rather unconventional fielding drill.

In the video, players are practicing making diving catches by jumping into the foam pit at Cary Gym, the practice facility for WVU gymnastics team near the Coliseum. Making ridiculous diving plays became almost the norm for the Mountaineers last season, with spectacular catches like this one by TJ Lake against TCU.

This Brandon White catch-and-throw double play was actually number one on SportsCenter top-10.

WVU head coach Randy Mazey tweeted that practicing highlight plays like this is why the team has been featured on SportsCenter Top-10 so much.

The video made its way around the WVU circles of Twitter with nearly 200 retweets and more than 1,600 likes, even catching the eye of WVU football wide receiver T.J. Simmons, who seems to like the idea of practicing highlight plays.

WVU baseball opens the season on Feb. 14 in Jacksonville, Florida. The team’s first game at home will be on Feb. 18 against Canisus.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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