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The meaning of "choke" is trying too hard that it ties one up. It happened to me once in an 880 race when I attempted to "hit the gas" on my kick too suddenly and felt all my muscles cramp. This is what seems to happen to the Lady Vols hitters in important games. They want to win so badly that they put too much pressure on themselves. Frequently, in sports, it is the people who do not really know how important something is and, therefore are immune to the pressure come through. Considering that, is it hard to understand why it was a sophomore and a freshman that came through as hitters?
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