This move is apparently called the ““the ol’ Wichita pickoff,” reports Cameron Smith of Yahoo! Sports.
Not bad for some high school kids during Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A state title series. It involved not only a fake throw to the third baseman, but a another fake to get the runner to think the throw got past him. Worked like a charm…
The trick pickoff was used by Southaven (Miss.) senior pitcher Wyatt Short against Gulfport (Miss.) Harrison Central High during the opening game of the best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A state title series.
In fact, the play came in the top of the seventh inning, with the unnamed Harrison Central runner standing on second base and representing a prospective go-ahead run.