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Florida's win shows human side of sport

Originally Published: May 31, 2009
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- On a day when the best senior pitcher in the country finally looked mortal in the circle at the Women's College World Series, Ali Gardiner's salvation and Alabama's sorrow showed just how human success and failure are.

Her team trailing 5-2 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Florida senior lofted a deep drive down the left-field line. Hitless in nine at-bats in this year's World Series at the time, and owning just three hits in her past 34 at-bats overall, ...

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