LAKELAND, Fla. – You’ve probably heard of a time or two when emotions have got the better of an opponent during a sporting event.
However, sportsmanship was on full display during a recent college softball game.
It was the final pitch of Florida Southern’s Chelsea Oglevie’s career and it turned out to be a home run.
Eckerd’s Kara Oberer hit it straight for the fences and started running for first base.
The ball was already in the stands as Oberer’s knee locked and she was forced to hop the last few feet to the base.
NCAA rules does not allow coaches or trainers to assist players during the game.
She received a bit of assistance from a very unlikely place.
Chelsea Oglevie told the Tampa Bay Times, “As soon as she hit first base and her team couldn’t help her anymore, she was just absolutely sobbing. She literally couldn’t put one foot in front of the other. I was like, ‘There’s no way this girl isn’t gonna make it home.”
Oglevie grabbed Oberer’s left arm as second baseman Leah Pemberton grabbed her right arm.
She made it all the way around the bases to win the game and she would not have made it home had it not been for her opponents.