Okay, I'll be the one to say it: that right there is the difference between men's sports and women's sports. There's just no way a man in a similar position would allow the team to carry him around the bases, let alone the other team decide to slit their own throats in the first place. And sorry, that this sort of thing is lauded in any way is yet another example of the feminization of our culture.
Although you are correct that our culture is rapidly being feminized, neither this event nor the reaction to it serves as an example of that feminization.
As you said, this is women's sports. This is college softball. This is girls being girls, doing what girls do.
Now, if this were about college baseball players (men), then this would be yet another example of our culture going down the toilet. If (when) boys start acting like thiswhen that happens and people are gushing all over it... just shoot me.
If I were the coach and anyone on my team helped an opponent score a run I’d kick that kid off the team so fast his head would spin.