In the fifth inning of Sioux City East's 7-6 victory over Sioux City North there was a bizarre sequence of events that would have had Abbott and Costello scratching their heads.
The Stars had runners on first and third with one out.
However, Ethan Blake wasn't on first, he was standing in right field while teammate Robert Nuestrom stood near third base. East's Dom Thompson-Williams, who came on in relief during the inning, stepped on the mound and then became aware of the situation. Thompson-Williams approached Blake numerous times and tried to bait Nuestrom into darting for home, but to no avail. At one point, the senior hurler even sat on the mound.
After several minutes of inactivity, Thompson-Williams began to move towards Blake at first. With his back turned, Blake took off for second as Nuestrom broke for home. Thompson-Williams wasn't fooled, throwing a strike to catcher Trey Lapke, who tagged out Nuestrom for the second out of the inning.
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