WATCH: Peyton Chatagnier Talks about His Incredible Baserunning in the Rebels’ Win over Alcorn State
OXFORD, Miss. — In midweek action Wednesday at Swayze, Ole Miss run-ruled Alcorn State, 16-1, after seven innings, moving the No. 2 Rebels to 11-1 this season.
During the game, Ole Miss second baseman Peyton Chatagnier did something you won’t see very often — he turned a stolen-base attempt into three steals, ultimately crossing home plate to score.
Here’s a look at the play:
SportsCenter’s Scott Van Pelt features Peyton Chatagnier and his three steals on one play vs. Alcorn State. 🔥 #HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/WLtyN84COl
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) March 10, 2022
How It Happened
Chatagnier reaches base on one-out a walk in the bottom of the second. Outfielder T.J. McCants then flies out to center, and Chatagnier then steals second safely.
Once on second, Chatagnier realizes no one is covering third base, so he promptly steals that one. Finally, after stealing third he sees no one is home for Alcorn State, so he takes off and scores. The play was reviewed and upheld.
After the game, Chatagnier commented on the bizarre series of events:
“I was going first move, but I did get picked off. Then I ran to second…luckily, I was safe. For some reason the third baseman was closer to second, and I noticed ‘Hey, I can beat that out’. So, I ran to third, I slid in. It was a closer play than I wanted it to be, and then I look up and Coach Clem (Mike Clement) is just pointing at home, like nobody is there, just go…so I took off. It was unbelievable. I’ve never ever seen that happen.”
Peyton Chatagnier on stealing three bases
(Video credit: Nick Filiphich, The Rebel Walk)
Hotty Toddy and congrats to Peyton on his steals!
(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.