Cat Osterman finds a home

Cat Osterman says she doesn't expect her players to pitch the same way she does, but won't lower expectations simply because they are pitching for a Division II school. AP Photo/Joe Ranze

Graham Hays and ESPNW caught up with Texas softball legend Cat Osterman and found her not far from the 40 Acres and still loving softball.

Softball has been Cat Osterman's ticket to some of the world's biggest stages and grandest destinations. Her ability to make a ball dance, dive and deceive provided passage around the globe, from Olympics in Athens and Beijing to pro leagues in the United States and Japan. What Abby Wambach is to soccer or Candace Parker is to basketball, Osterman is to softball as one of its most marketable names.

So how did Osterman, who remains arguably the best pitcher on the planet at 29 years old, find herself riding a bus for 10 hours this spring through the bleak, boundless landscape of West Texas?

For starters, a friend asked if she would.

For more on Osterman's journey with St. Edward's, read the full story here.