Huskies claim first NCAA softball title

By: AP
By: AP

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kimi Pohlman raced home on a squibber back
to the circle that Florida ace Stacey Nelson couldn't handle,
giving Washington the decisive run in a 3-2 victory for its first
NCAA softball championship Tuesday night.

With the bases loaded in the third inning, Morgan Stuart tapped
the ball a few feet in front of home plate, but Nelson (41-5) was
unable to scoop it cleanly. That allowed the go-ahead run to score.

National player of the year Danielle Lawrie (42-8) shut out the
top-seeded Gators (63-5) the rest of the way to clinch the title.

Washington (51-12) kept the championship in the Pac-10 by
keeping Florida from bringing the Southeastern Conference its first
title. The Pac-10 has won 21 of the 27 Women's College World Series
titles.


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