Alabama softball outfielder Jenna Johnson just made an absolutely incredible catch to rob a home run.
With her Crimson Tide leading 6-1, Johnson watched from the outfield as Northern Alabama was at the dish. Shortstop Haven Kirby swung and connected on a ball that seemed destined to make it a 6-4 game.
Not on Johnson’s watch though. The Alabama outfielder laid it all out on the line, literally, to rob the home run and keep the score at 6-1. She went up and plowed through the entire outfield wall!
Jenna Johnson goes OVER THE WALL🤯
— Alabama Softball (@AlabamaSB) March 15, 2023
Where do we even begin? The degree of difficulty here is nuts. Johnson had to go a long way from left field to even find and track the ball. She then crashed and fell over a “fence” and made the catch!
The dazzling display caught the eye of the softball world after it occurred.
The official NCAA Softball account’s mind was totally blown.
— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) March 15, 2023
Alabama softball radio analyst Gray Robertson said that he and his broadcast partner Tom Canterbury went crazy!
When I say @TCanterburyRTR and I went crazy, I mean it.
— Gray Robertson (@gray_robertson) March 15, 2023
“Incredible!” one user exclaimed.
Incredible!! 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/eWKfg9FpFX
— ncaasoftballstuff (@ncaasoftballstf) March 15, 2023
“SHEESH,” another user said in disbelief.
— Marcus S., A Child of the Internet (@goodwillfiction) March 15, 2023
Alabama ranks 19th in the latest D1Softball Top 25. They are 20-6 on the year and went 3-3 last week. Their spot at 19th is a significant drop from last week when they ranked 10th in the poll.
This catch could go a long way toward keeping Alabama from potentially dropping further.