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Friday, June 1, 2012
No. 8: Lindenberg leads Fresno St.

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. 8:

1998: Nina Lindenberg guides Fresno State to first national championship

It's difficult to think of one swing that carried more meaning than Nina Lindenberg's cut in the sixth inning of the 1998 championship game between Fresno State and Arizona that sent the ball soaring over the left-field bleachers in Oklahoma City. Establishing itself as the sport's pre-eminent program at the time, Arizona won five national championships in seven seasons between 1991 and 1997. A 67-3 record entering the 1998 title game made a sixth look certain. The Wildcats had already defeated the Bulldogs three times during the regular season and hadn't allowed a run in six NCAA tournament games, outscoring opponents 45-0 en route to the final. But with Fresno State pitcher Amanda Scott keeping Arizona's bats at bay, the stage was set for Lindenberg's blast off Nancy Evans. It was the only run Arizona allowed, but it gave Fresno a 1-0 win and the trophy. -- Graham Hays