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Thursday, May 31, 2012
No. 9: Ali Gardiner leads Gators

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. 9:

2009: Florida's Ali Gardiner lifts team to WCWS finals with grand slam

With a chance to become just the second SEC team to play for a national championship, the Gators and Crimson Tide met in one half of Sunday's elimination action. Alabama needed to beat Florida twice to advance, and it looked like it was halfway to that task with two outs and a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning of the first game. But after Florida's Megan Bush walked to load the bases, senior Ali Gardiner, who transferred to Florida after beginning her career at North Carolina-Wilmington, lofted an opposite-field grand slam for the walk-off win. -- Graham Hays