WATCH: Florida Gators Softball Player Steals Home While Pitcher Isn't Looking

Florida base runner Kelsey Stewart took advantage of her opponent's lack of concentration to steal home and score a run for her team.

Kelsey Stewart

Stealing home is one of the hardest feats to accomplish in sports. The catcher is literally right there, and all he or she has to do is alert the pitcher for the ball. Stealing home requires incredible speed and courage.

But Florida Gators senior Kelsey Stewart made stealing home look as easy as apple pie in the fourth inning of the Gainesville Regional final on Sunday against the UCF Knights. Teammate Kirsti Merritt drew a bases-loaded walk, prompting Stewart to see a potential steal.

As Merritt trotted to first, Stewart, who was on second, advanced to third. The UCF pitcher received the ball and turned her back to home plate. Stewart saw the opportunity and broke for home for the easy steal.

The Gators defeated the Knights 8-0 and advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.

Check out the video of Stewart stealing home below.

 


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