The hidden trick of the ball is one of the great joys of baseball and softball. In a game that is often so routine, sometimes you need an elaborate trick to remind you how fun the game can be.
We see the trick of the hidden ball work from time to time. But we've never seen it as effectively and at a time as important as what the women of the Trine University softball team achieved over the weekend.
Trine, a small university in Indiana, played in the NCAA Super Regionals with a place in the DIII College World Series on the line. At the end of the seventh, Trine had a lead of two runs and two outs. One more won the game and one place in the World Series, but there were runners in first and second with the winning race at the plate.
What to do? Take out a hidden ball trick for ages. A ride, pick-off!
It's fine if you feel hypnotized and want to see it five times in a row. It happened here too.
This is how it was reduced: the pitcher intercepted the throw to second base and pretended to relay it there. Half the field and the playing field acted as if the shot was wild and pretended to give chase. The pitcher acted annoying, all while running toward the baseline between the second and third. However, the ball was in his glove all the time, so when the runner took off, it was an easy tag.
It's fun to play in a random game in April. It's a bold move to try it in the last inning of a championship game.
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