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UCLA’s season and Rachel Garcia’s storied career end with WCWS loss to Oklahoma

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.