Last night, Hopedale resident Ian Strom made ESPN's SportsCenter as the No. 1 play of the evening with this amazing diving catch in centerfield for the Worcester Bravehearts.
The Bravehearts, playing in their inaugural season of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL), outlasted the Martha's Vineyard Sharks, 1-0, to capture the league championship.
Strom, who just completed his freshman season at UMass-Lowell, finished top five in the FCBL in batting average (.462). In 2013, he made the "Super Team" of ESPN Boston's annual All-State Team after leading Hopedale High into the MIAA Division 3 State Final.