Team USA’s Cat Osterman pens heartfelt goodbye to softball

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Softball legend Cat Osterman pitched her last game with Athletes Unlimited on Monday. The 38-year-old then took to social media to pen a heartfelt goodbye to her sport.

“It’s time this intimate relationship we’ve had ends,” she wrote.

“This last chapter taught me what pure joy was. You allowed me to grow in so many ways with incredible woman… You let me go out on a high, surrounded by so many I cherish and I’m grateful. It was perfect. But still, I need to move on.”

Osterman spoke with Just Women’s Sports last week, detailing how she was ready to close the door on the latest chapter in her life.

“I’m ready to walk away,” she said. “There will be no regrets. I have given everything I can to this game.”