Baylor completed a comeback for the ages when it trailed Kentucky 7-0 in the bottom of the sixth, eventually winning in the bottom of the eighth to earn a spot in Sunday's WCWS semifinals against Florida.
Stoic Florida pitcher Hannah Rogers learned to humble herself and trust her stuff. That's a good thing, as evidenced by her three-hit shutout Thursday against Baylor for her 124th career win -- the most out of active players.
When Molly Fichtner transferred, Alabama got the catcher it needed and much more. Don't let her size fool you, she plays a big role for the Crimson Tide as a power hitter and sets an example of living, and thriving, with Type 1 diabetes.
Kentucky might have graduated the star guard who had been synonymous with the program since 2009. But the collective presence on the perimeter, paired with two star posts inside, made sure the Wildcats opened their season with a win Friday.
Lannah Campbell tossed a complete game in UAB's big victory over UCLA. A few hundred miles away, sister Hannah Campbell threw a six-inning perfect game in South Alabama's 10-0 win against Mississippi Valley State.