Monday, May 24, 2010

The Batter's Box

I was watching the Oregon/Georgia Tech college softball championships last night.
GT had Jen Yee, the number one home run hitter in the WORLD on their team.

Yee is hitting .577. She has recorded 102 official at-bats and come away with a hit 60 times -21 home runs. Her on-base percentage is .720, and she has struck out only two times.

Her college career came to an end as she waited in the on-deck circle as her teammate struck out for the final out of the game and Oregon (36-19) defeated Georiga Tech (51-11) by one run in extra innings.

So close.......yet so far away.

I love, love, love this level of competition!!
It's a joy to watch athletes at their highest level ~ I can appreciate the effort. I was wondering what Yee may have been thinking with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning as she stood in the batter's box waiting.
The closing pitcher for Oregon Mikayla Endicott knew she was facing the top of the line-up and she had her game-face on for sure. Jessica Moore, the starter had paved the way for the team in the previous 7 innings.

The camera man went right to Yee as Endicott struck out the final batter with her amazing breaking ball ~

Yee is an engineering major and wants to start designing the next 'best' softball bat. I think she's in line for a good marketing gig ~ for sure. I don't think we've seen the last of her.

Great game ladies... Good sportsmanship as well ~

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