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Jul 24, 2022, 10:35 AM

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On a rehab assignment from the Los Angeles Angels, infielder David Fletcher makes a throw to first base during the Salt Lake Bees game against Tacoma on Saturday, July 23.

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake Bees infielders Jake Palomaki and David Fletcher combined for a spectacular putout against the Tacoma Rainiers on Saturday night.

The Bees hosted Tacoma at Smith’s Ballpark in the second game of a three-game set on Saturday, July 23.

Second baseman Jake Palomaki began the play on the left side of the bag thanks to a defensive shift. Rainier Trey Amburgey lined a bouncer up the middle, forcing the umpire to hop over the hard hit ground ball. Palomaki ranged to his left, diving to smother the ball.

Immediately realizing he didn’t have a play, Palomaki used a right-handed, behind the back no-look flip to shortstop David Fletcher who fired across the diamond to retire Amburgey at first.

A simple 4-6-3 putout if you’re scoring from home.

Salt Lake went on to beat the Rainiers 5-3 to even the series, setting up Sunday night’s game as the rubber match in an uncommon three-game series.

The Bees will be back in action at Smith’s Ballpark on Sunday, July 24 wrapping up a three game series against the Tacoma Rainiers. Purchase tickets to see the Bees play at slbees.com. Listen to voice of the Bees Steve Klauke and all Salt Lake Bees games on KSLSports.com.

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