UT's Tate Shaw runs to third base following a base hit during the baseball game between the UT Longhorns and the UCLA Bruins at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Sunday March 12, 2017. JOHN GUTIERREZ / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Social reaction: Tate Shaw robs a home run and catches acclaim on Twitter

Posted March 26th, 2017


Texas left fielder Tate Shaw made some noise with his glove on Sunday.

Shaw nearly leaped over the Kansas State bullpen’s wall to snag a ball hit by designated hitter Trent McMaster. The catch at UFCU Disch-Falk Field ended the fourth inning and preserved a scoreless game. The Wildcats had a runner aboard at the time.

Twitter immediately reacted to Shaw’s catch:


A sophomore from nearby Westlake, Shaw made his first collegiate start in a 15-0 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on March 8. Thanks to a hot bat and injuries to fellow outfielders Zane Gurwitz and Patrick Mathis, Shaw has become a mainstay in Texas’ line-up.

Shaw entered this afternoon with a .400 batting average, but his glove has been just as valuable. In Texas’ 2-0 win over Kansas State on Friday, Shaw made an impressive catch in foul territory to end the game. Shaw is the younger brother of Collin Shaw, who was a defensive presence in Texas’ outfield from 2012-15.

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