Video: Stealing home for section titleSee Zak Kovacic go all out in a big gameZak Kovacic
of Laguna Beach (Calif.)
helped the unseeded Breakers literally steal a section title.
Laguna Beach was clinging to a 1-0 lead over second-seeded Kaiser in the bottom of the fifth inning in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 championship game. The senior decided to go for it all.
He was on third base and crept down the line.
"I noticed that their third baseman was pretty deep, and I took off," Kovavic told the Los Angeles Times
The senior darted toward home plate during the pitcher's windup. By the time the ball arrived, Kovacic had already slid home safely in a blur.
He stole home.
The Breakers emptied the dugout and bombarded Kovacic as the crowd erupted. Kovacic's efforts spurred the Breakers to a 2-0 victory and their first Southern Section title in school history.