With a runner on first, Alabama’s Elissa Brown bunted Elish’s pitch off of house plate. Catcher Mary Iakopo grabbed the ball along with her naked hand and was already in movement to throw the ball to second base because the umpire referred to as the ball useless and dominated Brown out for her foot being out of the batter’s field. Iakopo’s throw struck Elish within the face from shut vary, and the pitcher fell to the bottom.
Athletic trainers and medical personnel tended to Elish within the pitcher’s circle. She was helped off the sector towards the clubhouse to a standing ovation from the Tuscaloosa crowd.
Elish, who transferred from Oregon, was taken to a neighborhood hospital emergency room as a precaution.
Texas coach Mike White informed ESPN between the third and the fourth innings that Elish “is hurting a little but in good spirits.” However, White additionally mentioned Elish wouldn’t be out there for Saturday’s decisive Game 3, in response to WVUA 23.
Shealyn O’Leary changed Elish, who had pitched each inning of Texas’ 4 elimination video games within the regionals, because the Longhorns rallied from a 4-Zero deficit to win 7-5 and prolong their season.
Iakopo hit a three-run house run within the backside of the third inning to start out the Longhorns’ rally. In a 4-Four recreation within the fourth inning, she drove in two runs when her bases-loaded grounder was thrown away.