Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Mich.) had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning against Albion College on April 12. Calvin College junior Grant Van Putten took a major risk by breaking for home as the catcher threw the ball back to pitcher.
His anticipation paid off as he was able to score the game-winning run when the pitcher’s hurried throw got past the catcher. Van Putten’s risky move provided baseball fans with arguably the rarest play in baseball, the walk-off steal of home.
Minnesota beat the University of North Dakota in the Frozen Four on a shorthanded goal with .6 seconds remaining. The score was tied, 1-1 as the teams faced off in the Gophers’ defensive end with 9.6 seconds remaining. Minnesota won the faceoff, moved down the ice shorthanded and Justin Holl somehow got the puck past goalie Zane Gothberg before time expired. Minnesota will play Union on for the NCAA Championship on Saturday.