• Softball pitcher calls time-out to pray during game

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    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.

    Tennessee pitcher Matty Moss had to throw one more strike against North Carolina to send her team to the super regionals, WVLT reported.

    Moss called for a time out and the catcher came out to the mound, grasping hands with Moss for a quick prayer.

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    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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