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Softball Players Help Injured Opponent Complete Home Run by Carrying Her

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Kyle NewportFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 6, 2017

Even though Florida Southern senior Chelsea Oglevie had just thrown the final pitch of her career, she wanted to make sure that her opponent got what she had earned.

With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Eckerd College sophomore Kara Oberer launched a three-run homer to give her team a 4-2 lead. Instead of getting to enjoy her go-ahead home run, though, she needed help circling the bases.

After she hit the ball and began to run, Oberer's leg locked up on her. She was even forced to hop on one leg. Then, Oglevie and Florida Southern second baseman Leah Pemberton helped their injured opponent round the bases. As they approached each base, the Florida Southern players lowered Oberer down so that she could touch the base. 

Although Oberer's home run gave Eckerd the loss, Oglevie didn't hesitate when it came to helping her opponent. Oglevie spoke about her act of great sportsmanship, via the Tampa Bay Times' Joey Knight:

It was a bomb. There was no way that she didn't deserve (the home run).

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.' 

[YouTube, h/t USA Today's FTW]

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