Charmelle Green never thought dreams came true. The Western Athletic Conference coaches never dreamed Utah would finish higher than third in the league. No one dreamed the Utes, who started four freshmen infielders, would qualify for the eight-team College World Series.
But, after a 2-0 win over No. 16 Minnesota and a 3-0 win over No. 9 Texas A&M, the unranked Utes woke up their doubters at the NCAA regional this weekend."This is my dream come true," said Green, a senior All-American who had four hits on the day, including an RBI single against Minnesota. "I never thought dreams came true. This beats any individual honor I ever earned."
"Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this," echoed an ecstatic Jo Evans, Utah second-year coach.
While Green and her teammates were overcoming a two-week malady of stranded runners, it was business as usual for pitcher Janet Womack. Womack, who held Minnesota to three hits and Texas A&M to five, has not allowed an earned run in the last 73 innnings. She upped her record to 22-8, to become the third 22-game winner in U. history.