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Courtney Conley's ride winds down

Updated: March 12, 2013, 2:22 PM ET
By Graham Hays | espnW

In the first inning of an April game against Northwestern during her freshman season at Alabama, Courtney Conley struck out looking for the third out. At least that's how history and the box score will forever tell the story.

It may go down as just about the only career contribution she made unwillingly.

The second strike of the at-bat that afternoon was a foul ball that ricocheted directly into Conley's mouth and left anxious silence draped over a stadium that was ...

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