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

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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:

https://twitter.com/mattjf92/status/846075920423309312

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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