A week of shooting Women’s College World Series softball all led up to the championship game between OU and Alabama.
My favorite part about shooting sports is the whirlpool of emotions happening all around me.
Wednesday’s game was the the one the brought out the most powerful moments after OU lost to Alabama 5-4. Staff photographer Nate Billings and I tried our best to capture those moments.
Click here to view the rest of the championship game photos between OU and Alabama.
My post is a continuation of Garett’s recent post about the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Although I no longer play softball, it was a part of my life for many years. I played T-ball and started playing softball more competitively at age 10. I played on various travel teams based out of Southern Indiana and pitched for my high school team. I toyed with the idea of playing in college, but wanted to put more focus on building a career.
I grew up watching series-greats, such as Jennie Finch with University of Arizona, Cat Osterman with University of Texas and University of Tennessee’s Monica Abbott. I made it a goal to play at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, or to at least visit the place where softball history is made.
This past week, I visited the stadium and it was an experience that was a long time in the making. It was great to see so many fans packed into a softball stadium, considering softball doesn’t get much recognition where I’m from. I soaked in the atmosphere and can’t wait to cheer on University of Oklahoma this evening as they battle University of Alabama in game 3 of the WCWS championship series.