College baseball player faceplants on slide to first base

May 7 (UPI) — Seattle University’s baseball team had some fun at the expense of Jack Reisinger this weekend after the catcher faceplanted on a slide into first base.

The awkward dive occurred in the top of the eighth inning of Seattle University’s 4-3 win against Sacramento State Saturday at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, Calif.

Reisinger was at the plate, facing off against Hornets lefty Brady Rodriguez. The catcher had a 2-0 count, before swinging and grounding into a double play to the shortstop. He ran to first base, trying to mess up the double play, but faceplanted before reaching his destination.

The Redhawks catcher stayed on the ground for a brief period of time with his face resting in the dirt as Hornets players ran off of the field and into their dugout.

After the play, the Seattle U Baseball Twitter account called out the catcher for the horrible slide.

“… We introduce to you @Jrizzi15 … and his great ability to go 87 feet,” the Redhawks tweeted.

“Well I’m famous now,” Reisinger tweeted as a reply to a Twitter posting of the video by Major League Baseball’s Cut4 account.

The senior catcher went 0-for-1 at the plate Saturday after grounding out as a pinch hitter. He is hitting .220 with a home run and 11 RBIs this season for the Redhawks.

Seattle University (30-15) lost the series 2-1.