The Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers played for the right to go to the College World Series on Monday in Game 3 of the Gainesville Super Regional. And in the bottom of the fourth, the Gators went all-out to (literally) steal a run.

On a 1-2 count with two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Florida’s Nick Horvath got the attention of Auburn pitcher Andrew Mitchell. Well, that’s exactly what Horvath was trying to do, because Florida’s Blake Reese was looking to steal home for the go-ahead run.

And a closer look at the play shows that Horvath probably didn’t accidentally fall on his face. He was doing it intentionally — again, we’ll assume — to distract the pitcher, and allow his teammate to score the go-ahead run on a pitchers’ count with two outs.

So, that worked out quite well for the Gators.

The game went into extra innings, and Florida’s Austin Langworthy finally ended things in the bottom of the 11th with this walk-off dinger to send the Gators to Omaha. He can also thank Auburn right fielder Steven Williams for not catching this one:

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