A comical Little League-esque play happened during Wednesday night’s college baseball game between Alcorn State and Ole Miss, resulting in three stolen bases on one play for the Rebels’ Peyton Chatagnier.
In the bottom of the second inning, Alcorn State had Chatagnier picked off, or so it appeared.
The Braves’ left-handed pitcher made a pickoff throw to first base, and Chatagnier took off for second base. A good throw would’ve had him at second, but the first baseman’s throw sailed high and wide, forcing a late tag from the shortstop.
That was only the beginning of the play.
While the Alcorn State infield was frustrated about the missed opportunity, Chatagnier noticed that nobody was covering third base. So he took off for third, and the catcher ran over to cover the base, but a diving tag attempt was late.
The tag try and — unsuccessful sell attempt to the umpire — also had the catcher down on the ground behind third base, leaving home plate there for the taking. Home plate ended up being the easiest of the three bases for Chatagnier to steal on the wacky play.
“You know what, I’ll take ’em all.”
— Ole Miss Baseball (@OleMissBSB) March 10, 2022
That play certainly deserves the Yakety Sax treatment.
It should come as no surprise that Ole Miss won this game rather easily, with a 16-1 final score.
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