Softball Moments Of The Decade: Best Game
3. Kaylee Puailoa, Georgia's Walk-Off In Gainesville
With one strike separating her team from a winner-take-all Game 3 in the 2016 Gainesville Super Regional, Georgia’s Kaylee Puailoa sent a pinch-hit home run over the centerfield wall. The homer eliminated the No. 1 seeded Florida Gators, who were the two-time defending national champs, and sent the Bulldogs to the WCWS.
2. Rachel Garcia. That's It. That's The Headline.
Rachel Garcia threw 179 pitches in 10 innings, collected 16 strikeouts and delivered a three-run walk-off home run to seal a 3-0 win for UCLA en route to the 2019 national championship. UCLA’s two-time USA Softball Player of the Year delivered a performance of the decade and the game itself will live on as one of the best Oklahoma City has ever seen.
1. OU Outlasts Florida In 17 Innings
Five and a half hours of back-and-forth softball between Oklahoma and Florida in 2017 pushed baseball to ESPN2. Game 1 of the championship series is the longest WCWS game ever and it ended when Shay Knighten gave Oklahoma a three-run lead with a homer to left field in the top of the 17th. Paige Lowary slammed the door shut for the Sooners with the tying run at the plate in the bottom half of the inning.