It was just a small fist pump.
Actually, what Archbishop Ryan's Kerri Dadalski did after striking out a batter in the fourth inning of the Catholic League softball championship game was more like simply making a fist.
She then matter-of-factly gave a nod to her catcher, Sarah Ostaszewski, to throw the ball around the infield.
There would be no flashy celebrating just yet. No, Dadalski would wait.
And celebrate the Ragdolls did, capturing their first Catholic League championship since 1995 by shutting out Lansdale Catholic, 5-0, Thursday at Arcadia.
The man who was at the helm of the Ragdolls for the last title, Andy Hafele, was perhaps the biggest reason for Ryan's presence in the contest. A longtime coach at Ryan through last season, Hafele died in February, and memories of him have kept the Ragdolls going all season.