Minor leaguer hustles infield popup into “triple”

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The quotes in the headline are there because it wasn’t really a triple. It was an E-3, with the runner advancing to third. But this shouldn’t be remembered simply as a fielding miscue. The batter deserves some serious kudos here for running a popup to the mound out and for continuing to hustle once he realized that the all of the infielders had left their posts, clearing the way for him to make it to third.

The batter/hustler was Randy Arozarena of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, who did this last night against the Midland Rockhounds in their Double-A game. No, not a triple but worthy of our admiration all the same: