The third-ranked Oklahoma softball team beat the Texas Longhorns by a score of 7-1 today. The win featured a grand slam, but the highlight of the game is this here example of extremely creative base-running, by senior catcher Lea Wodach, who scored the go-ahead run in extremely unconventional fashion in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Wodach was walked to open the inning, and advanced to third on an error on a sacrifice bunt a batter later. Wodach tore homeward when teammate Sydney Romero chopped a grounder to the right side, and was solidly beaten by the throw to the plate. But the throw dragged Texas catcher Taylor Ellsworth up the first baseline, and, well:
I’m not exactly clear on how that’s not running out of the base path, but, at any rate, that’s quite the excruciating sequence for a Texas team that committed three errors in the game. How do you miss that tag???
H/t Ben Jeffers