For a college athlete, there is no greater feeling than winning a national championship, just as nothing compares to the sting of losing one. The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team felt the latter on Wednesday.
Early on, it looked like the first year of the Mike White era was coming to a close. Star pitcher Miranda Elish was off. She couldn’t hit the corners, find her spots or get outs. Then, Elish’s night went from bad to worse.
Just days after All-American candidate Miranda Elish’s heroic performance lifted the Longhorns to their first super regional since 2013, the ace suffered her worst performance of the postseason in a 3-0 loss Thursday night.
On an evening when it appeared pitcher Miranda Elish would have to pitch another shutout for the Longhorns to have a chance to survive the Austin Regional, outfielder Kaitlyn Washington provided some much-needed run support.