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No. 7: Jocelyn Forest wins title

Updated: June 1, 2012, 3:00 PM ET
By espnW

The Women's College World Series has provided many great moments over the years, but which snapshot is your favorite? Our experts selected 10 great moments since 1998, and you told us which one is the best.

During the WCWS, we'll reveal the Top 10 Diamond Moments as voted on by you, the fans. We're down to No. 7:

2002: Jocelyn Forest wins title after family tragedy

Few players ever had reason to care less about the outcome of a softball game than California's Jocelyn Forest in the 2002 Women's College World Series. And her performance provided a glimpse of perseverance far more impressive than her stellar pitching. On April 14, 2002, Jocelyn's older sister, Erika, was murdered by her husband. Just weeks later, Forest took to the circle in Oklahoma City and shut out Arizona in the championship game. The 6-0 win brought the Bears their first national championship, the first for any Pac-10 program other than Arizona or UCLA. Forest was the star that week, pitching every inning in the World Series for a team that won all four of its games and allowed just two runs on its way to the title. -- Graham Hays

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