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As I sit at my computer typing my column this week, I have a heavy heart. It's hard to think of something to write, so I chose to take a look back at last week in the sports world, coming up with two sporting events that I wanted to discuss.
I will start with the 2012 NCAA Women's College World Series, held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Now I have been watching college softball all season, but I absolutely love watching the World Series. Eight teams competing to make it to the Championship Series, in which the best two teams in the nation battle to win a title for their respective college. It doesn't get any better than that.
Recently, in the Championship Series, I watched as Oklahoma won the first game Monday night, and then witnessed Alabama come back in the second game on Tuesday night and battle for the win. So Wednesday night, I made sure I was in the house by 8 p.m. to watch the entire Game 3, the final game to decide which team, Oklahoma or Alabama, would win the national championship. I was ready to be glued to the television when I saw on the screen that the game was in a rain delay. So I thought no big deal, I could just get some things done around the house and flip over to the NBA game for a while before the softball game started.
Finally, around 11, the rain had subsided and they were ready for the first pitch. I watched Oklahoma jump out to an early lead, but then struggle as the rain picked up and let Alabama get back on top. It was exciting, and I can't imagine the feeling those girls had as they battled during that game. However, my game was cut short. My Dish decided to mess up at the exact time the game was at its best, and I couldn't get the channel to come back on. It was exactly 12:46 a.m. and I couldn't do anything but go to bed, disappointed of course.
So needless to say, as soon as I woke up the next morning, I had to get a dose of SportsCenter to find out which team won the 2012 Women's College World Series, taking home a national championship title. I was excited to find out it was Alabama, an SEC team that won, actually winning the first title by an SEC team. Thank goodness for ESPNU that actually showed a taped version of the game later on Thursday afternoon.
The next sporting event was the Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Classic game that I was able to attend Friday night at Freedom Hall. I watched former Marion County Lady Knight Bre Elder score seven points and grab four rebounds as the Kentucky team defeated the Indiana team by a score of 75-47. I had never been to the All-Star game, and I was glad I had the chance to go. I enjoyed watching Bre compete with the athletes that we have watched her compete against this past basketball season.
So there you have it, two sporting events that occurred last week. The 2012 NCAA Women's College World Series Championship Series and the Kentucky vs. Indiana All-Star Classic game, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed watching.