Photo: Justin Cureton leaps for catch in deep center

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Indiana outfielder Justin Cureton is no stranger to making highlight-reel catches. Time it right as a photographer, and his plays make for some pretty cool photos, as evidenced by the shot above from Indiana Athletics’ Mike Dickbernd.

Nice catch, right? Well, it wasn’t his best of the day. That came in the second inning, when Cureton raced to left-center field and reached over the fence to rob Austin Peay of a would-be, three-run homer.

Watch Cureton’s home run-robbing catch below:

As the score indicates – not to mention this radio call – the catch, plus the ensuing out at first base, was rather large. It kept Austin Peay off the board, it kept Indiana up 3-0, and it helped it keep momentum and sweep its way to the Bloomington Regional championship.

The Hoosiers open their first Super Regionals on Saturday at Florida State. The winner of the best-of-3 series advances to the College World Series.

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Justin Summers on 6/4/2013 @ 11:28pm EDT Said:

It’s a great picture, but it’s from a different catch at the wall. Notice that the 400 foot sign is in the picture, but not the video. I’m pretty sure that play ended the first inning, while the Home Run robbery ended the 2nd.

Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 6/5/2013 @ 11:02am EDT Said:

Justin – Thank you for catching that. You are right, and the changes have been made. Thanks again!