Miranda Elish, a star pitcher/hitter for Texas' softball team, has taken over the college softball world - both on the field and on social media.
The ace pitcher helped the Longhorns advance to their first Super Regional since 2013 over the weekend, throwing every pitch in all four games (429 pitches in total).
Elish is an All-American pitcher who transferred from Oregon. HookEm.com had some more details on her crazy weekend:
Elish, the second-team All-American at Oregon who transferred to Texas at mid-term, was just the one constant that her former coach and first-year Texas head coach Mike White could count on. And count on her he did to run off four consecutive wins out of the loser’s bracket following a stunning Game 1 loss to Sam Houston State on Friday. That included a 5-2, 7-0 doubleheader sweep of Houston on Sunday to punch the Longhorns’ first ticket to play Alabama in a super regional in six years. This weekend was hugely important for White to get Texas back on track. It hadn’t sniffed a Women’s College World Series berth since 2013 and has qualified for that marquee event just once since 2006. Cat Osterman doesn’t live here — or pitch here — anymore, but she was in the crowd of 1,405 Sunday.
Few players in the sport are more emotional on the field, too. It's incredibly entertaining to watch.
She's more than a pitcher, too.
Texas is now set to take on Alabama in a best-of-three Super Regional with a berth into the World Series on the line.
Elish, most certainly, will be on the mound for the Longhorns.