Arizona's Leah O'Brien punches the ball through the left side of the infield in the bottom of the 8th inning to drive in the winning run for a 2-1 Arizona victory over Massachusetts in the opening round of the NCAA Women's College World Series in 1997. Photo by Bruce McClelland / Arizona Daily Star

Bruce McClelland / Arizona Daily Star

The Wildcats managed just one hit off the incomparable Lisa Fernandez, regarded by many as the top softball player in history. But that one hit was a two-strike, up-the-middle single by Leah O’Brien to score Amy Chellevold, who had reached base on an error in the first inning. Chellevold collided with UCLA catcher Kelly Inouye-Perez, now the Bruins’ head coach. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.