After her amazing catch, DePesa got to keep a different bat signed by the catcher, and said she'll probably buy a case to keep the bat and photos from the game. But the Plainfield resident told the Tribune she didn't do it for the glory or memorabilia.
"I think it's just a natural instinct to try to protect," she said. "Maybe it's a mom instinct."
View the video clip from MLB.com above one DePesa's impressive one-handed snag.