A baseball team from Kennett Square may have come up just short of its ultimate goal of winning the Junior League Baseball World Series with its 12-1 loss to Chinese Taipei in the nationally-televised championship game Sunday in Taylor, Mich.
However, Jack Regenye’s highlight-reel catch in center field that robbed a Chinese Taipei player of a home run is making its way around the globe, as the clip showing Regenye tumbling over the fence right after he snagged the ball has gone viral.
Junior League Baseball is the 13- and 14-year-old division of Little League International. The JLWS is considered the “older brother” to the more famous Little League World Series, an event for 12-year-olds played annually in South Williamsport.
“Folks, this is as good as you will see at any level of baseball,” the ESPN announcer said.