LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Christian University’s softball opener will be Friday, Feb. 1, and for one pitcher it will be the biggest game of her life.
Jordan Wehr is the pitcher for LCU softball.
“I started playing softball when I was 8, with a small team and honestly found my love for it there. Now I’m 21 playing for 13 years and have no regrets.”
Unfortunately, her softball career came to a screeching halt one afternoon in October of 2017.
“I went to Colorado for fall break to visit my boyfriend and I’m doing fine. I’m driving, jamming out, and next thing I know I’m in the median,” Wehr said.
Wehr says what happened next happened very fast. She quickly turned the wheel to get back on the road, but she ended up on the wrong side of it.
“I didn’t want to hit anyone else so I quickly turned my wheel and overcorrected. Pretty much that’s the last I remember from there.”
She said that’s when everything went black.
“The next thing I remember is waking up in the hospital just so confused. The first thing I remember asking, is this a dream?”
But it wasn’t a dream. Wehr found out on the hospital bed that her car rolled three times and she was ejected from the vehicle.
“They’re telling me I had my spleen removed and I had a broken pelvis. Pretty much my worst nightmare.”
She said she never thought she’d be able to play softball again, but she proved herself wrong. After a long recovery, Wehr is out on the field again. She will even start on the mound as her team’s opener for their first game of the season.
“I don’t think I’m going to feel it until I’m on the mound seeing everyone and your walk out song comes out. That’s going to be the moment where I’ll be like I did it, I made it.”