"Giggling relaxes me." says the 26-7 All-America sophomore, whose 469 Ks last season set an NCAA women's record. "Lots of times batters will try to stare me down, and I'll just laugh, or fix a ribbon in my hair, or look down at my fingernail polish." Her coach, Sharon Drysdale, says, "It's frustrating for a very intense hitter to adjust to a pitcher squealing with delight after getting away with a fat pitch."
Ish's pitching coach once asked her to seethe like Goose Gossage. Considering she had three no-hitters, 22 shutouts, an 0.47 ERA in 1985 and hurled the Wildcats to fifth place in last week's College World Series, she did just fine as Daffy Duck.