After Texas A&M took its first lead of the game in the top of the seventh with a two-run inning, Florida’s trip to the Women’s College World Series was suddenly in danger.
With just one out remaining in the bottom of the inning, the No. 2-seeded Gators needed something — anything — to avoid leaving two runners stranded and watching their season end prematurely.
Luckily for the blue-and-orange, Jordan Matthews answered the call with a firecracker:
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Talk about the clutch gene.
With her team’s season on the line, and just one strike away from everything they’d worked for ending with a defeat, Matthews took a pitch from Trinity Harrington allllllll the way deep, over the wall and into the history books.
Matthews had herself a day in the win-or-go-home outing, finish 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and, of course, three RBIs.
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And she saved the most important of those three hits for last.