Iowa split two games with Ohio State in a doubleheader on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 encounter in the early game before bouncing back with some offensive firepower in a 9-5 win in the nightcap. That early loss did feature one of Iowa's best defensive plays of the year, though, courtesy of Lorenzo Elion. Elion was error-prone in the field early in the season, but if he can produce some defense like this he'll be tough to unseat from the hot corner.
WEB GEM ALERT— Mia O'Brien (@MiaOBrienCBS2) April 7, 2018
Beware the Man in the Mask! @UIBaseball's @LorenzoElion with the #SCTop10 worthy grab at the corner ... and fights 35 degree temp + wind to make the throw to first! Making @KCCEaglesBasBal proud! pic.twitter.com/NKoSZNtkyn
The play was so good it made the Top 10 Plays of the Day on SportsCenter last night:
We'll even overlook the fact that the anchor on the call refers to Iowa as "Iowa State" at the end of that clip.
Well done, Mr. Elion.