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Florida Southern and Eckerd Continue To Receive National Attention For Act of Sportsmanship

Photo courtesy of Donna Jeffares and Eckerd College.Photo courtesy of Donna Jeffares and Eckerd College.

Already featured on ESPN, the story of Florida Southern's act of extreme sportsmanship has also been told on local newscasts Monday night by ABC, FOX, and NBC affiliates in Tampa Bay. We have those videos and much more and will continue to post other links as well. In addition, news outlets all over the country, from locations such as Boston, Cleveland, Green Bay, St. Louis, Phoenix and many more picked up the story for their local newscasts.

ESPN.com writer Graham Hays has written a feature on the end of Saturday's softball game between the Moccasins and Eckerd College, in which FSC senior pitcher Chelsea Oglevie and sophomore second baseman Leah Pemberton helped carry an injured Kara Oberer around the bases following her game-winning home run. Continue reading for links to that story and more.

Thanks to Carol Sanelli, with help from Diana Lacey as well, we'd also like to share the video not only of the game's defining moment but the home run itself by Kara Oberer that has led to so much positive coverage from across the country (videos are below this story and other links). We'd also like to thank Donna Jeffares, the mother of Eckerd College outfielder Chelsea Jeffares for what has become an iconic photo seen in so many places. The story by Graham Hays, "Six Years Later, Integrity Wins Again" can be found here, and another story on the game "For Home Run Trot, Two Teams Become One", appears online at the Tampa Bay Times, written by Joey Knight. The Ledger's story, written by Ray Beasock, is also available online, MLB.com has picked up the story via Twitter, and it's one of the hottest topics on ESPN's SportsNation as well.

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