Radnor's Michelle Gorson was standing on third base in the 11th inning, with her team locked in a 2-2 tie with visiting Nazareth Academy on Wednesday.
Gorson decided she would try to score if the ball was hit on the ground.
She heard the crack of Holly Pachella's bat, but there was a problem. It was a fly ball, not a hard-hit shot up the middle. Gorson scurried back to the bag, tagged up, and raced home to score the decisive run in a 3-2 victory over the Pandas.
Afterward, Gorson, a third baseman, called the moment nerve-racking.
Pachella, the catcher and cleanup hitter for the Red Raiders (14-5), saw things a little bit differently. As soon as she hit the sacrifice fly to right field, she knew she had just knocked in the winning run.