Sport Florida baserunner brilliantly distracted pitcher as teammate stole home

06:31  12 june  2018
06:31  12 june  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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If a baserunner 's teammate is put out for the third out of the inning, he is said to be left on base (LOB). Baserunners may attempt to advance at any time while the ball is alive, even before or while the pitcher is throwing a pitch . A successful attempt by the runner is called a stolen base .

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a baseball player taking a swing at a ball: Associated Press© Associated Press Associated Press Florida and Auburn squared off in the pivotal Game 3 of the Gainesville Super Regional on Monday night. With a trip to the College World Series on the line, the Gators pulled out all the stops.

With runners on first and third with two outs in the fourth, Auburn pitcher Andrew Mitchell was focused on Nick Horvath at first base as the lead runner Blake Reese got a huge jump to steal home.

From the initial look, it was odd that Mitchell seemingly ignored the lead runner. After the replay, though, Mitchell's hesitation made sense. Florida tricked the Auburn pitcher into allowing Reese's steal by having Horvath intentionally fall after breaking to second.

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The steal is one of the most exciting plays in baseball. A player on base tries to run to the next base without the assistance of a teammate ’s hit. In that time, the pitcher will pitch the ball over home plate, the catcher will grab it, rise to his feet, and throw to the player covering the base the runner is

Florida base runner Kelsey Stewart took advantage of her opponent's lack of concentration to steal home and score a run for her team . Teammate Kirsti Merritt drew a bases-loaded walk, prompting Stewart to see a potential steal .

Seriously, this was brilliant.

When Mitchell saw Horvath belly-flop 20 feet off first base, he was ready to throw a pick-off attempt to first base. By the time he realized that it was all a trick, it was too late.

Auburn would throw Horvath out at third base later in the play, but the run had already scored.


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Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday."Just reminded him he's going to have to be a little more economical," Gators coach Kevin O'Sullivan said.

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