Bryce Harper would be proud, and not just because Ryan Sepede unleashed arguably the greatest bat flip in baseball history following his walk-off grand slam on Saturday, but because the Bishop Gorman sophomore hails from Las Vegas, where Harper was once the nation’s No. 1 prospect.
Trailing 5-2 in the final inning of a junior varsity game against crosstown rival Desert Oasis, Sepede slugged this grand salami for the game-winner. Seriously, let’s look at that bat flip again.
“Please excuse the bat flip,” Sepede wrote on Twitter. “I was hyped out of my mind.”
By the way, can we just acknowledge how loaded Bishop Gorman’s varsity squad — No. 15 in USA TODAY Sports’ Super 25 Expert Rankings — must be not to feature Sepede this season? The kid is considered among the nation’s best prospects in the Class of 2018, according to RecruitLook.com, which also notes Sepede has been working on his power stroke with Mike Bryant — father of another former No. 1 overall high school baseball prospect, Kris Bryant.
So, something tells me this won’t be the last time we’ll see an epic bat flip from Sepede, although it’ll be hard for him to ever top this one after a walk-off grand slam, no matter how long he plays.