Softball's Ecks: Close call, but safe

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We still haven't heard from USF pitcher Cristi Ecks, or talked to the first of her teammates, but we're learning more about a frightening but heartening close call Tuesday afternoon. USF's standout junior pitcher collapsed during practice Tuesday and was unresponsive -- no breathing, no heartbeat -- for nearly three minutes before she could be revived. There have been so many tragedies to write about on this blog, so here's one scare that has a turn for the better. Lots to be said for Steve Walz and USF's athletic trainers ...

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