On Saturday afternoon, the Little League World Series rolled on with a contest between Venezuela and Australia in an elimination game.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, a player from the Venezuelan team came up to bat as the team held a 1-0 lead.
In an apparent attempt to throw the pitcher off of his game, the player crouched down in the batters box. He made his strike zone as small as possible by squatting down to his heels, but still maintained a batter’s stance – kind of.
Check it out.
This kid has the WILDEST batting stance we've ever seen.
— Cut4 (@Cut4) August 17, 2019
The umpire wasn’t falling for his actions though and promptly called a strike when the ball came sailing over the plate.
Sure it’s Little League and the kids should have as much fun as possible, but this is downright strange.
The young player’s name is Deivis Ordonez and his nickname is “Chicken Little.” According to the broadcast from ESPN, this is a move he pulls often, but ends up standing for the rest of the at-bat.
In the end, Venezuela walked out with a 2-0 win to keep their Little League World Series hopes alive. Venezuela will face off against the loser of the Mexico-Japan game set to take place tomorrow afternoon.