When the pressure is on, sometimes a break is what is needed -- a moment to reconnect, refocus.
That’s what happened during a college softball game.
Moss called for a time out and the catcher came out to the mound, grasping hands with Moss for a quick prayer.
Tennessee pitcher Matty Moss was one strike away from sending @Vol_Softball to Super Regionals, when...— Caleb Noe (@wvltCaleb) May 20, 2019
She called time, silenced the crowd, and... Prayed.
2 pitches later, she ended the game with a strikeout!@mattymoss11 @NCAAsoftball pic.twitter.com/UfhUR4je6B
Once they were done, the game resumed. It took two pitches, but Moss got her strike and Tennessee won the game 2-0, WVLT reported.
Co-head coach Karen Weekley knew why Moss called for time.
“It was a prayer. That’s what Matty does. When Matty needs to calm down, she calls the catcher out. She says ‘Grab my hand.’ I don’t know who does the praying. I don’t know if it’s loud or silent because I’ve never been a part of it, but it’s a prayer,” Weekly Told WVLT.
She added if that’s what works for her pitcher, then she could do it every pitch.
Tennessee advanced to super regionals after the game.
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