Cat Osterman finds a home
April, 26, 2012
By HornsNation staff | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Joe RanzeCat Osterman says she doesn't expect her players to pitch the same way she does, but won't lower expectations simply because they are pitching for a Division II school.
Graham Hays and ESPNW caught up with Texas softball legend Cat Osterman and found her not far from the 40 Acres and still loving softball.
Softball has been Cat Osterman's ticket to some of the world's biggest stages and grandest destinations. Her ability to make a ball dance, dive and deceive provided passage around the globe, from Olympics in Athens and Beijing to pro leagues in the United States and Japan. What Abby Wambach is to soccer or Candace Parker is to basketball, Osterman is to softball as one of its most marketable names.
So how did Osterman, who remains arguably the best pitcher on the planet at 29 years old, find herself riding a bus for 10 hours this spring through the bleak, boundless landscape of West Texas?
For starters, a friend asked if she would.
For more on Osterman's journey with St. Edward's, read the full story here.
Big 12 Weekend Wrap: Dec. 9
BIG 12 SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
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