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Alabama Softball Star Marlie Giles Thanks God for Comeback After Injury

Photo from Marlie Giles’ Instagram

Alabama Softball Star Marlie Giles Thanks God for Comeback After Injury

By Movieguide® Contributor

In the middle of the season, Alabama softball player Marlie Giles was hit by a pitch while batting, resulting in a broken arm that left her uncertain about the rest of her season.

However, she decided to put her faith in God and, after a little more than a month, returned to the field.

Per Sports Illustrated, “The sophomore catcher had both RBIs, including the game-winning home run in the sixth inning in No. 14 Alabama’s 2-1 win over No. 10 Duke.”

After the game, Giles said, “It’s definitely been a long year, been a journey, for sure. I know for me personally, I’ve put my faith in God through the whole process, and that’s helped me come back as fast as possible. Our training staff have helped. So many doctors that [have] helped us. Dr. Young, she did my surgery, went really well. Really grateful for her.

She added, “Really trusting my team. Even whenever I was out, I was in their ear every game, still with them, still working through it with them. Coming back, being able to be with them on the field again was really special.”

This isn’t the first time Giles has come up big for the Crimson Tide.

Last year during the WCWS, she produced a home run that helped her team achieve a National Championship.

When asked “What is it about this stage that you like and kind of can step up in these moments?”

Giles responded, “I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t really know. My dad’s always said for some reason the Lord’s always with me in big moments, and sometimes, most of the time honestly, I come through for some reason, and I just thank the Lord for it.”

 

Movieguide® recently reported on Oklahoma Sooners star Alyssa Brito who has also trusted God throughout her college softball career:

The Oklahoma Sooners took the world by surprise at last year’s softball Women’s College World Series. The team is in the same position this year, thanks to their bold faith and talent on the field.

Third baseman Alyssa Brito, who was part of the championship team the year prior, “is hitting .406 with 18 home runs and 59 RBIs while leading the team in hits (71), OPS (1.324) and slugging percentage (.834). She went 3-for-3 with two home runs and a double in the first of Oklahoma’s two wins over Florida State in the Super Regionals,” Sports Spectrum reported.

Through her time at OU, Brito explained to Sports Spectrum in 2023, her “trust in God has grown so much more, and I feel like that’s shaped me as a person more now, knowing that I can just be who I am on the field and off the field.”

“I just feel like getting the opportunity to be different and bring attention to the Kingdom and have conversations about Christ, I think that’s definitely made me feel more confident in my faith,” she added.


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