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Janae Jefferson ends decorated Texas softball career at World Series

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Texas second baseman Janae Jefferson celebrates two Oklahoma outs in the 7th inning during an NCAA softball game in Austin, Saturday, Apr., 16, 2022.

Not long after Texas had secured its spot in the Women’s College World Series last Saturday, Janae Jefferson checked her phone. The senior second baseman had texts to sift through and Instagram comments to read. Her Twitter mentions included a shout-out from Longhorns legend Cat Osterman.

When did she finally make it through all that avalanche of applause?

“Probably when we got back to Austin,” Jefferson said. “Leaving the game, getting on the flight, taking off. Yeah, it was a lot. Even that night, I had to put it on ‘do not disturb’ just because it was blowing up so much.”

Saturday’s 3-0 win at Arkansas in the third game of their super regional series advanced Texas to the WCWS for the first time since 2013. Jefferson scored the decisive run in the sixth inning and earlier had made a diving back-shoulder catch on a ball that had drifted into right field.

More:How to watch Texas softball in the 2022 WCWS

Texas (43-19-1) will meet UCLA (48-8) on Thursday morning, the first WCWS game scheduled at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. Up to this point, an appearance on college softball’s biggest stage was really the only thing missing from Jefferson’s lengthy résumé:



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