There is nothing worse in sports than losing a game you thought you had in the bag. Everyone knows no game is over until it is truly over, but we've all caught ourselving thinking a game is over when it really wasn't.
Last Friday the Wylie High School (Texas) softball team managed to rip defeat from the jaws of victory in excruciating fashion. They actually began celebrating their district championship win on the field before realizing the game was not over. Joe Betcher of Varsity Views has the details:
Wylie took the field in the bottom of the 7th inning with a 4-run lead and a district championship on their minds. Their lead was cut to 2 with the bases loaded and two outs, they knew a force out at any base would end the game and the celebration could begin. Well, they thought they got the force out at second and the celebration definitely began as gloves were launched into the air and players began to embrace one another.
The only problem was that the runner was called safe at second base ... and the play was still live.
To their credit, the players for McKinney North did not stop playing. Three players came around to score while Wylie was celebrating -- and later scrambling -- to give McKinney North the district title.
Here's video of the play at second, the premature celebration, and McKinney North's stunning walk-off win:
CRAZIEST FINISH EVER! pic.twitter.com/NY6DMsYMBu— Brian Gosset (@Gosset41) April 25, 2016
Oh man, that is brutal. Props to the McKinney North team for playing the game out and rallying to win, but I can't help but feel bad for the Wylie girls. They thought they had the title wrapped up and it was ripped away. Woof.
(h/t For The Win)