College softball is a serious business. So when Western Oregon University lined up for an important game against Simon Fraser University, things were tense. That was until an overenthusiastic four-legged fan invaded the pitch. The dog jumped through an open gate on the side of the pitch, and proceeded to run around, steal gloves, and generally have a great time! The dog’s antics put a smile on the face of everyone, including the players, and provided a bit of light relief at a nervous time! In fact, you might say that the pooch provided the inspiration needed for the home side, as they took the doubleheader with two five-inning wins of 9-0 and 10-2!