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Adam Hermann | NCAA.com | May 27, 2018

Florida's Matthews sends Gators to WCWS with walk-off homer

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.