Callie Busby's walk-off homer sends Cameron softball to Super Regionals
Somehow, Cameron softball is still alive.
The Aggies entered Friday one loss away from elimination in South Central NCAA Regional 2 in Commerce, Texas. They lived to play another day after a pair of victories Friday, but Saturday offered the same fate. Just one loss and Cameron was done, and they had to beat Texas A&M-Commerce twice.
Instead, the Aggies buckled down to win the first game, 13-9 before Callie Busby’s walk-off home run gave them a 6-5 victory in the second game as well as the regional championship.
Cameron found itself facing a 3-0 deficit in Game 2 after Vannessa Muro’s single scored two runs in the third. That wouldn’t last long, however.
Cameron came back to tie the game in the fourth inning thanks to a two-RBI single from Raley Long. The Aggies kept pushing to take a 5-3 lead at the end of the fifth, but Kayla Kilcrease’s two-RBI double in the sixth tied the game at 5.
Cameron held the Lions scoreless in the top of the seventh to put the game on its offense’s shoulders. After Khmari Edwards grounded out to second and Breley Webb fouled out, Busby stepped to the plate as the potential final out. She could have easily followed suit to send the game to extra innings. Instead, she delivered the play of the season, sending a ball screeching toward right field for a solo home run and the victory.