Wow, how refreshing, a touch of class.
Truly a touching moment. However, the umpire was in error not stopping the game and having the injured player removed from the field.
Yes, I used to umpire softball.
Wow!!! Won’t see that happen in the pro’s. Both teams are winners IMHO.
Right around the time I conclude our society is accelerating its swirl down the toilet bowl, I see a story like this. Thank you for posting this — it is always good to see the better side of humanity from time to time.
Sara Tucholsky got a lift from Central Washington's Liz Wallace, left, and Mallory Holtman.
That is so great!
...an act that contributed to their own elimination from the playoffs.
Still...in the interest of full disclosure...anybody who knows softball knows that in hindsight this was not necessarily an accurate statement...
Certainly at the time this was done, it appeared to be "an act" contributing "to their own elimination from the playoffs." The reality was that had she not been able to round the bases on her own, it would have been a 2-run single instead of a 3-run homer...And the team would have scored 3 runs instead of 4...enough to defeat the other team, 3-2...
Still, it takes absolutely nothing away from what these 2 defensive girls did.
And it's also possible that it did cost them the game, after all...because sometimes the losing coach will coach differently to scrape a run versus 2 or more runs.
Just flat awesome!!!!
While I agree that it appears that the local referees had it in error about what could be done, it was the SPORTSMANSHIP of the opposing team that makes them the good guys here.
This reminds me of the women’s basketball game where they allowed a girl with a broken leg to “score” and get the record.
I think this is not so “inspirational” as it would have been if she had simply hobbled her homer.
(I went to Central for a couple of years before I transferred ... this is pretty typical behavior for the type of people who go there.)
Dig deal! This kinda stuff happens all the time in the NBA!
Terrific story. The other team and those two girls in particular, are some natural leaders. They are to be commended.
Okay, I'll be the one to say it: that right there is the difference between men's sports and women's sports. There's just no way a man in a similar position would allow the team to carry him around the bases, let alone the other team decide to slit their own throats in the first place. And sorry, that this sort of thing is lauded in any way is yet another example of the feminization of our culture.
FWIW - “If an accident to a runner is such as to prevent him from proceeding to a base to which he is entitled, as on a home run hit out of the playing field, or an award of one or more bases, a substitute runner shall be permitted to complete the play.” MLB Official Rules, 5.10. A substitute runner should have been allowed.
here’s an article from a different with a better explanation
Crummy writing got our knickers in a twist.
the gist is, if she had a pinch runner, she would only have been credited with a single.
The 2 runs from the homer always count.
had her teammates helped, they would have lost the homer and the 2 runs.
Being a somewhat local story, they ran the video on the local news last night.
Tremendously inspirational. Those gals are a true credit to their team, their town, their parents and coaches.
Really puts those 30 Mill a year spoiled, whinin crybabies in the NFL and NBA in perspective, don’t it?