Pitcher Curtis Partch pulled off a minor-league jackpot on Monday night, hitting the batter, the catcher and the umpire in just one throw.
This rare hat trick of a pitch occurred as the Cincinnati Reds triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats faced the Charlotte Knights at Louisville Slugger Field.
"It’s just a freak thing … I could see it hit the batter, I felt it hit me and I could hear it hit the umpire," Bats catcher Tucker Barnhart told Big League Stew. "I’d equate it to hockey, when you see a puck deflected off a couple of different things and go into the back of the net."
Curtis Partch hits the batter, catcher and umpire with the same pitch before being removed. I'm not even mad, I'm kind of impressed #LouBats