After a gutsy win over UCLA the day before, Washington struggled mightily to get anything going offensively in a 5-2 loss to No. 1 Florida in a semifinal matchup Sunday at the Women's College World Series.
The Gators advance to Sunday's bracket final round and needs just one win to advance to the best-of-3 series that begins on Monday for the WCWS title. Paige Lowary got the save for the Sooners (58-9), who advanced to Sunday's semifinals and are one victory from reaching the championship series again. UCLA will face Texas A&M in an elimination game Saturday.
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The programs have won the last four national championships, but have never met in the championship series.
OR kept its hot hitting going on Saturday night, as it wasted no time getting on the board with a two-run home run from Gwen Svekis in the first inning. She also threw out a runner at first base for an assist in her only attempt. After her escape, Florida got on the board in the first when Janell Wheaton's single knocked in two runners. Jordan Roberts was hit by a pitch.
OR got some much-needed insurance runs in the top of the seventh, as Camuso knocked a two-run double to extend her team's lead to 7-4. Barnhill said the runs helped her relax.
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Had the Aggies gotten a run across in the first, they could have put pressure on the Gators from the get-go, showing them the top-ranked team was in for a fight. Romero's blast pushed the lead to 3-0. Sanchez hit the 3-2 pitch sharply to third but Ocasio fielded the ball cleanly and stepped on third for the final out of the inning.
Thanks to a walk, passed ball and a sac bunt, LSU's Constance Quinn had made it to third with one out. LSU failed to score and the contest remained scoreless through two innings.
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The loss ended the Huskies' season with a 50-14 record. The Gators didn't even use Delanie Gourley, an All-American who is among the nation's leaders in earned run average. It is the most since Arizona had 41 in 2007 ...
On what has led the team to a surge in power hitting at the WCWS. LSU's two hits were tied for their fewest hits in a WCWS in their six appearances in Oklahoma City ... The victor of this game moves on to face LSU later in the evening.