Texas A&M softball pitcher Trinity Harrington returned to College Station on Monday night and will be available for this weekend's NCAA tournament Super Regional at Tennessee, said head coach Jo Evans on a My Aggie Nation Podcast on Tuesday.
Harrington rushed to her home of Greeley, Colorado, last Wednesday to be with her father, Eric Harrington, who was admitted to the hospital because of complications with his battle with cancer. He died Thursday.
Sunday, Harrington and her mother celebrated the Aggies' College Station Regional final win over Texas via a FaceTime video call by the players moments after the 3-1 victory.
"She's here to be with her teammates and she'll hit the ground running," said Evans on the podcast. "I think the timing is really challenging, but then also for her a blessing for her to come back and be with her teammates and have a welcome distraction at this point."
Over her last six appearances, the junior has been one of the Aggies hotter hands, allowing 10 earned runs, striking out 12 and walking six batters, including a 5-1 victory over Tennessee in the team's lone victory in the series that ended the regular season.
"I guarantee when we give her the ball out there, she's going to be the kid you're used to seeing, someone who goes out there and takes control of at bats and gives our team a chance to win," Evans said.