College sports are the epitome of what the future holds for professional sports. College athletes who give it their all by defining new bounds that lead to establish something incredible all while playing for the love of the sport is truly astounding. If these athletes were given the true opportunity to showcase their skills on a professional level, their efforts would not go unnoticed.
Nevertheless, all athletes have some sort of athletic ability. Sometimes that ability can be defaulted due to a moment’s lapse of judgement that gives another athlete a moment to showcase their skills. This week’s play of the week, does just that. For where there is opportunity, there is the ability to grow.
This particular athlete saw that opportunity and ran for it. Literally, ran for it. But first, let’s set up this play. In the top of the 6th inning of the Mississippi State and Ole Mississippi baseball game, the game was tied 1-1 leading to the bottom of the 6th. An RBI single from Reid Humphreys would lead Jake Mangum to score, increasing MSU’s lead. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 7th inning after Ole Miss was unable to increase their lead which produced a throwing error in the bottom of the 7th that resulted in a failed pickoff attempt where Jacob Robson, a senior, was able to reach home base from 1st to give MSU a final score of 3-1. Yes, you read that correctly. A run scored by Jacob Robson from first base to home on a failed pickoff attempt. The speed of Robson is so extraordinary that if you blinked, you could miss it. Just imagine this speed in the majors. Wow.
Just in case you missed it, Robson’s incredible finish to the MSU game can be seen here:
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