Washington 1 win from NCAA softball title

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jenn Salling hit a two-run single that
turned into a whole lot more as Washington routed top-seeded
Florida 8-0 Monday night in Game 1 of the Women's College World
Series finals.

Salling's single brought in four runs when catcher Kristina
Hilbreth tried to catch a runner at second. Her throw sailed into
center field.

Morgan Stuart added a two-run double in the fifth inning as the
Huskies (50-12) had a surprising offensive outburst against Stacey
Nelson, the nation's stingiest pitcher with an 0.48 ERA. Nelson
(41-4) had consecutive shutouts to open the World Series.

Danielle Lawrie (41-8) struck out 12 in a two-hitter to set a
Washington record with her 41st career shutout.

Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Tuesday night.