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.
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) May 25, 2019
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