Miranda Elish Biography

Throw Hit Her in the Face: Miranda Elish Biography, Wiki, Age, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Miranda Elish Biography

Miranda Elish is a University of Texas softball pitcher was rushed to hospital after being knocked out by a ball thrown by her own teammate.

The unusual incident happened in the second inning of a big game, with Texas playing the University of Alabama during an NCAA Division I Super Regional game in Tuscaloosa.
An Alabama player bunted, and Texas catcher Mary Iakopo picked up the ball and threw toward second base, hoping to put out the runner from first, video showed.
But the catcher’s throw hit Elish squarely in the face, and she collapsed to the ground, the video showed.

“She’s hurting a little bit, but she’s in good spirits,” Texas coach Mike White said later on ESPN, which broadcast the game.
Pitchers sometimes crouch when a catcher throws to second base to reduce the chances of being struck by a ball. In the split-second action of the Texas-Alabama game, Elish was in position to see the umpire call a dead ball (because the batter had put her foot outside the batter’s box) as the catcher barehanded the ball and was in motion to throw to second, video from the game showed.

Texas was trailing 3-0 when the injury occurred but rallied to win 7-5 with the help of a home run by Iakopo.
Miranda Elish Biography

Speaking with AL.com on Saturday morning, Longhorns coach Mike White stated: ‘Of course it didn’t look good. We knew she wasn’t OK. She was in a lot of pain going to the hospital.

However, he said Elish was ‘doing well’ following the incident.

White further told WVUA23 that the athlete was ‘in good spirits and sent us a message straight away about the game.’

He added: ‘Obviously, nobody feels worse than Mary Lakopo but those things happen, it was a total accident and she came out and did it for her team.’

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Miranda Elish was struck in the face with a ball thrown by her University of Texas teammate Mary Lakopo on Friday night
  • The star pitcher fell to the ground and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance
  • As of Saturday morning, she was reported to be ‘in high spirits’ and  ‘doing well’ 
  • The Indiana native previously played softball for the University of Oregon before she joined the University of Texas Longhorns in October 2018

Miranda Elish Biography