OKLAHOMA CITY -- LSU's coach was surprised. The batter was surprised. The USF infielder who caught the ball was surprised. The three surprising words that ended USF softball's season Saturday? Infield sacrifice fly.
LSU freshman A.J. Andrews, a speedy outfielder from Countryside, took a gamble and scored on a bases-loaded pop fly to short, providing the only run in the Tigers' 1-0 victory that eliminated the Bulls from the College World Series.
"I've been in softball for a long time, seen a lot of things," LSU coach Beth Torina said. "I don't remember if I've ever seen that before, but it was a pretty amazing, gutsy play by A.J. -- not me."
USF's infield was playing in, hoping for a force at home or double play