The Washington Huskies softball team advanced to the Women’s College World Series on Saturday, and the Huskies’ emotional celebration went viral.
The Huskies made quick work and won the Best of 3 series with a 2-0 sweep. Right after the final out was made, UW was in full celebration mode! Washington defeated Louisiana in a Super Regionals sweep in Seattle.
The celebration became emotional immediately. Freshman pitcher Ruby Meylan burst into tears when she struck the final Louisiana batter out. The team assembled around her in the circle and embraced as they celebrated the huge victory.
— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) May 28, 2023
The final punchout by Meylan meant that Washington Softball remains one of the top programs in the country. Now the Huskies hope to party like it’s 2009 — the last time that UW won the NCAA Softball Championship. This will be their 15th trip to the Women’s College World Series and the first that the team will make to OKC since 2019. The win was also sweet for Washington fans because rival Oregon went down in the Supers to the Oklahoma State Cowgirls after the Ducks’ shocking upset of 11th-seeded Arkansas in the Regionals.
With the weekend almost over, the Women’s College World Series field is nearly complete. The big event begins on June 1 in Oklahoma City.
After the emotional celebration, Washington Softball went viral. Many commented on the awesome moment.
— Washington Athletics (@UWAthletics) May 28, 2023
Ruby got us cryin in da club 😭 https://t.co/m46QhuKeDA
— De UW Dawg Pound (@UWonSBN) May 28, 2023
Rubs their is no one more deserving!! I have heard you talk about this dream multiple times! Go be you on the big stage 💜🤍 https://t.co/xOZB1p8SO9
— Kk (@laux4kk) May 28, 2023
Doesn’t get much better than this reaction and realizing you get your first chance to play at the WCWS!
— Amanda Scarborough (@ascarborough) May 28, 2023
— Lara she/her 🐶🌴🌞 (@larao68) May 28, 2023
this is actually the cutest thing I’ve ever seen I love softball https://t.co/hx9lzECwii
— kera (@2inthesinbin) May 28, 2023
ruby!!! i’m so so proud of you! LETS GO DAWGS💜💜💜💜 https://t.co/o2BYn7QS2T
— maddie (@maddie_mcgee8) May 28, 2023
Such an amazing and unforgettable moment in time. Congratulations!! 💜💜 https://t.co/GSVutFJt74
— Coach Dionne (@DionneEwing) May 28, 2023
I also cried. Love seeing teams that care so much about each other do the damn thing. Nothing like a battery that trusts each other and make it happen as a duo.
Great work by the freshman closer. She earned this moment. Love it. https://t.co/BGQIBJdvgz
— Jae (@attentionpour) May 28, 2023
— ava rongisch (@rongisch_ava) May 28, 2023
— sophie cerveny (@SophieCerveny) May 28, 2023
Same, Ruby 🥲🥲🥲 https://t.co/XSka4Jj1pB
— Sarah Law (@sarmlaw) May 28, 2023
If you come at the queen… you best not miss!!🐶💜 I love you rubs https://t.co/ZuqPjakneo
— Lynn Davis (@lynn_davis22) May 28, 2023
the ncaa softball tournament is really one of the best and most fun tournaments every year https://t.co/ru0O1RePor
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) May 28, 2023