Washington in the finals of the Women’s NCAA Softball World Series

June 2nd, 2009 - 1:48 am ICT by GD  

The Championship round of the Women’s NCAA Softball World Series took place on Sunday with four teams making it to the semi-finals. The four teams that played for the top spot in the best-of-three championship finals were Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Washington.

While the first of the two semis was played between Georgia and third-seeded Washington, the second semi-final featured the clash between first-seeded Florida and Alabama. For the spot in the Championship Series, both Florida and Washington needed to win only one of the three games (which they did) while Alabama and Georgia had to score well in back to back games so as to secure a place in the Championship Series.

On their road to the Championship Series, Washington bulldozed their opponent Georgia with a 9-3 score, mainly because of their newly reclaimed players. Georgia who with two straight wins booked their place in the semi-finals failed to repeat the feat again against Washington.

After the game, referring to one of the many changes in the game plan of the Washington which included last year’s freshman Stuart, the team’s coach Heather Tarr said, “I think it has taken her until now to really kind of embrace third base, and not know it just as a stepsister to shortstop. Know the intricacies, know the ins and outs of the position. And what a great time for her to figure out just how to play this position because she is such a talented athlete with such a great arm. Those plays that she’s been making, 90 percent of the people that play the game can’t make those plays.”

Washington will play against Florida for the Championship trophy of the NCAA Softball World Series.

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