Lakeland, Florida, was where a softball game between Southeastern University and Grand View University was being played. Southeastern was ahead in the top of the last inning with 2 outs and winning 4-1 but the bases were loaded with Grand View catcher Kaitlyn Moses at the plate and amazingly she hits a grand slam!
But as she rounded first, she injured her leg and was unable to go on.
The umpire warned Grand View trainers that if they went out to help her, a replacement runner would have to be put at first. They would then be in a tie game with 2 outs. No one on her team was allowed to help her if they wanted that run.
Southeastern players Leah Gonzalez and Chapel Cunningham heard it and without any hesitation ran over and picked up their opponent and carried her the rest of the way around the bases, being careful to touch her foot to each base on the way.
Chapel Cunningham said “I just knew it was the right thing to do. Here at Southeastern they teach us to do the thing that ought to be done and I knew that that was what we should do so we didn’t really think twice.”
After the 5-4 win, Grand View's coach, Lou Yacinich, put out a statement. “The display of sportsmanship by the Southeastern University Softball team speaks volumes to their character, humanity, and greater purpose. The result of their actions caused their team in the game to trail by one run, yet that was of minimal concern to those players in that moment. Although everyone in competitive athletics place a high value on wins, there are moments like this where human compassion trumps that".