Ben Carruthers said he connected on a fastball right down the middle on what turned out to be the game-winning play for TCU in its 5-4 victory over Ole Miss.
The ball was hit to right center field, where Michael Hubbard had it timed well for a routine catch for the Rebels. But the ball glanced off the tip of his glove, and he dropped it. Fans, and many on the TCU team, briefly paused at first, because it was hard to determine what happened. No out was signaled, and Aaron Schultz scored the game-winning run from second base.
"When I first hit it, I knew I hit it really good,'' Carruthers said. "I knew that was probably as good as I could hit one out there to right center field especially. Then I realized, I hit one earlier and the wind just killed it."
TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said it was a bi-product of just hanging around.
"People will say that's a lucky play, but if you don't keep close, and don't continue to play you don't get to take advantage of good luck." -Trae Thompson