Lousiville’s Corey Ray stole one for the Cardinals over the weekend.
The sophomore outfielder stole home with two outs in the ninth inning to help the No. 3 ranked Cards run their record to 30-9 with a 6-5 win over Wake Forest.
“I was begging coach to give it to me,” Ray said of waiting for the sign to steal home with Demon Deacons pitcher Will Craig on the hill and the score knotted at 5-5.
“I knew he was slow from the windup and he wasn’t even looking at me,” Ray told Scout.com. “I knew if I got down the line just good enough and got a walking lead I could get home plate.”
Down 5-4 to start the frame, the Cards scored on a wild pitch and then Ray won it with the straight steal, his 22nd of the season.
“I knew I had it,” said Ray, who’s batting .319 with a team-leading eight homers and 38 RBI. “I was halfway down before he even started his windup and when he started I just took off.”
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