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Young fan makes sweet bare-handed catch of Kyle Seager home run (video)

Home runs were flying off the bats of Arizona Diamondbacks players on Wednesday at Chase Field — six in all total, including one of the inside-the-park variety by Ryan Roberts in the team’s 14-10 win over the Seattle Mariners. But of all the balls that left the park, a home run hit by Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager resulted in perhaps the highlight of the day.

Sitting in the right field stands, 11-year-old fan Dylan Fowler reached high and made a spectacular bare-handed catch of the home run ball. Dylan was visited by Diamondbacks mascot Baxter the Bobcat afterward and according to the broadcasters, received four free tickets to an upcoming game and a discount at the pro shop as a reward for his impressive catch. Dylan was also interviewed by a member of the FOX Sports television team. All in all, not a bad way to spend a day at the ballpark.