After Texas A&M took its first lead of the game in the top of the seventh with a two-run inning, Florida’s trip to the Women’s College World Series was suddenly in danger.

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With just one out remaining in the bottom of the inning, the No. 2-seeded Gators needed something — anything — to avoid leaving two runners stranded and watching their season end prematurely.

Luckily for the blue-and-orange, Jordan Matthews answered the call with a firecracker:

Talk about the clutch gene.

With her team’s season on the line, and just one strike away from everything they’d worked for ending with a defeat, Matthews took a pitch from Trinity Harrington allllllll the way deep, over the wall and into the history books.

Matthews had herself a day in the win-or-go-home outing, finish 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and, of course, three RBIs.

And she saved the most important of those three hits for last.

Adam Hermann has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia magazine, SB Nation, and NBC Sports Philadelphia.

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