I’ve been meaning to post this here for a couple weeks now. When I heard this story it melted my heart and made me wonder what other coaches/teams would do or how they’d want their team to respond.
During an April softball game a young lady clobbered her first homer over the fence, but suffered a knee injury on her way to first base. In short, she was injured to a degree where she couldn’t make it around the bases. Unfortunately her teammates and coaches could touch her, if they did, she’d be out. While the coaches discussed their options with the umpires (substituting a pinch runner would mean the home run would be ruled a single) the first baseman from the opposing team offered to carry the injured player around the bases so the run would count –what a selfless act of leadership! Turns out there’s no rule against it so that’s just what they did, even though it knocked them out of tournament play.
You gotta read this college softball story:
Unbelievable’ sportsmanship in softball game
Wow… is all I can say. This definitely qualifies for my "one step beyond" category.