It took six years and an all-time great career, but the emotions finally overwhelmed Rachel Garcia.
The pitcher known for her stoic demeanor broke down in tears after leaving the field for the last time as a UCLA player Saturday. Garcia exited the game after giving up a seventh run in a 10-3 loss to No. 1 Oklahoma and cried with coach Kelly Inouye-Perez in the dugout.
“She was put in a position again to have to do it all, but nobody blames her,” Inouye-Perez said. “I told her, ‘This is not about something you have to prove.