Perhaps the most poignant example of good sportsmanship I’ve read about was in a softball playoff game between Western Oregon and Central Washington several years ago. In a scoreless game with a regional playoff berth on the line, a Central Washington player hit a home run with two players on base. As the batter rounded first, she collapsed with a knee injury. For the home run to count, she had to round the bases, touching each one. The rules prevented her team mates from assisting her and if they put in a pinch runner, the home run would only count as a single.
In an awesome display of sportsmanship, two opponents from Western Oregon carried her to each base. That run made the difference in the game and assured the victory for Central Washington.
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