Coach Heather Tarr remains cautious as the eighth-ranked Huskies begin their quest for the Women’s College World Series and have adopted the motto: “Leave No Doubt,” meaning they can’t afford to waste opportunities.
Heather Tarr, Washington’s softball coach, doesn’t mean to be a buzz kill. It’s just that, as she likes to tell her players, she’s constantly paranoid. It’s one of the hazards of the coaching profession – the constant fear that even triumph can sow the seeds of doom, if you’re not careful.
In their final game before the NCAA regional tournament that begins Friday at Husky Softball Stadium, UW roared back from an 11-run deficit last Saturday to defeat Utah, 13-12, in extra innings.
Considering that Utah is nationally ranked, and considering that the Huskies have won 13 of their last 14 games, you’d think that they’d be bursting with momentum…