Instead of walloping the inner-city team, the undefeated team stopped playing, forfeited the game, and then spent two hours teaching the newcomers how to actually play the game.
After two hours of training, they collected money for new equipment, acquired them a new coach, and professional contacts to get even more for the school's brand new softball program.
"One wrong attitude, one babying approach from our players would shut down the Marshall team, who already were down," wrote Traylor. "But our girls made me as proud as I have ever been. ... [By the end], you could tell they were having a blast. The change from the beginning of the game to the end of the practice was amazing."