College sports do not have a disabled list, so when Kawehiokalani Netane, a UTEP senior softball player, tore her ACL in April, she stayed on the roster.
Netane's career was all but over until it wasn't. She pinch-hit during the Conference USA Tournament and got a hit.
Netane limps down the first base line and is pinch-run for right away, but a hit is a hit. UTEP lost the game, Netane's last, 10-4 to Southern Miss.
"Having her get her last at-bat and hit the ball the way she did -- you can't ask for a more storybook ending to finish her career," UTEP head coach Tobin Echo-Hawk said, via ESPNW. "I'm just so proud of her and glad she got the opportunity to do that."
Netane, an Orlando, Florida, native, entered this season seventh all time on UTEP's career batting average list. She was on the All-Conference USA First Team as a junior, and according to the UTEP website, she is related to former WWF wrestler King Haku.
Somewhere, Kirk Gibson does not believe what he just saw.