College softball Clemson softballs sit on a fence during the Clemson softball Orange vs Purple scrimmage at McWhorter Stadium in Clemson Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Clemson Softball Orange Vs Purple Scrimmage

Three outs away from an all-time upset, the Pittsburgh Panthers softball team headed to the bottom of the seventh inning in Clemson with history on their mind.

The Tigers had other ideas, though.

Clemson (42-5, 15-4 ACC) got a rally going in the bottom half of the inning thanks to back-to-back singles from graduate outfielder Ally Miklesh and redshirt junior two-way player Valerie Cagle. After a walk to load the bases, Pitt walked in a run, tying the game at 2 apiece.

That’s when JoJo Hyatt stepped to the plate. An unlikely hero, the redshirt junior catcher successfully executed a suicide squeeze play as Cagle came charging down from third base to score the winning run. It was a bold call for sure and one that paid off for one of college softball’s best teams, as they mobbed Hyatt after the walk-off fielder’s choice.

The college softball world reacted to the insane finish on social media:

After the walk-off, the university’s president, who was in attendance for Friday night’s contest, showed off a picture of his Apple Watch.

“Can confirm, McWhorter Stadium was rocking tonight!” Clemson President Jim Clements said about his watch, which said he was in a loud environment.

“Walk-off squeeze,” tweeted Andrew Boozer.

“walk off bases loaded bunt is so funny,” wrote a Clemson graduate on Twitter.

“A walkoff bunt… in absolute awe of this team,” said another Clemson fan.

“Fun one at McWhorter tonight,” Sports radio personality William Qualkinbush tweeted.

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Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.