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O'Donnell shines in stressful spots

Updated: May 26, 2009, 4:12 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPN RISE Magazine

No outs, bases loaded and a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. That's the nightmare situation travel softball team Jersey Intensity faced in a regular season matchup five years ago.

Needing a miracle, Intensity coach Kevin O'Donnell called upon his daughter, Brittany, to put out the fire. Only a seventh-grader at the time and facing a team of high schoolers, Brittany took the ball and calmly struck out the side to preserve the tie. The Intensity went on to win the ...

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