It’s Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series.
UCLA is up 1-0 in the series.
It’s the bottom of the seventh inning.
No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 UCLA are tied 4-4.
There are two outs.
A runner on second.
Kinsley Washington comes up to bat.
This is the stuff you dream about as a kid.
The first pitch: a ball.
The second pitch: history.
Because it’s been long enough, we figured it was time now to relive that magical moment in sports history. That magical moment when Kinsley Washington forever etched herself in the UCLA history books.
It came after a dominant season saw the Bruins softball team finish the year 56-6 and after the Bruins had absolutely demolished the Sooners in Game 1 of the series.
And because of the magic of technology nowadays, we can relive that moment from every camera angle conceivable.
The pitch is a bit inside, a bit high. Washington short swings at it and slaps it into left field. Jacqui Prober knew it was going to land safely at the sound of the metal ting off the bat. She left immediately from her perch off second base.
She gains momentum as she rounds third just as the ball lands in the gap of left field. The throw comes as Prober is just short of home, she pulls off an incredible swim move, juking out of the way of the tag.
She glides around the tag attempt and plants her left hand on home plate.
A run scores.
The game is over.
Washington and Prober are forever in the UCLA history books.
The crowd roars so loud during the entire play that you can hardly hear the play-by-play broadcast. It roars so loud that you can hardly hear the audio from the players as they storm the field.
But it doesn’t matter.
The UCLA Bruins are National Champions!
Oh, how sweet it was.
Oh, how sweet it is.