August 22, 2014
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.