Texas' pitcher-catcher combo tough to beat, replicate

Megan Willis might be the most underappreciated member of Texas' lineup -- both defensively and offensively -- but she has the respect and support of the one person who really matters, writes Graham Hays.

Updated: June 1, 2006, 11:33 AM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's no secret that when the University of Texas takes the field, all eyes are usually on senior pitcher Cat Osterman, the NCAA's all-time leader in strikeouts and the biggest name at the Women's College World Series.

But the fact that those eyes include the unwavering attention of catcher Megan Willis is more noteworthy than you might think. Because when Osterman looks in for the sign, she's getting the call directly from the junior catcher, trusting a bond that's increasingly ...

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