Texas softball pitcher Miranda Elish was taken to a hospital on Friday during her team’s NCAA super regional game against Alabama after taking a throw directly to the face. The injury occurred in the second inning when Longhorns catcher Mary Iakopo fielded what she thought was a live bunt and tried to turn the double play with a throw to second. The throw unfortunately did not reach its target, instead hitting the unsuspecting pitcher—who, unlike her teammate, had heard the umpire call the bunt dead—right in the face.
While this was obviously a scary sight to see, and she was clearly hurt, she did come out of this situation shockingly doing alright. Her coach posted a photo with her recently!
— Mike White (@TexasCoachWhite) May 25, 2019