Sunday May 30, 2010No. 4 Softball Earns Third Straight Trip to Women's College World Series
The fourth-seed University of Florida softball team defeated 13th-seed Arizona State, 5-2, on Sunday afternoon to move on to the program’s third straight Women’s College World Series appearance.
handed the Sun Devils (44-17) their first losses the Super Regionals
as Megan Elliot (12-3) shouldered the second loss of the best-of-three
series. She pitched a complete game, allowed six hits, five runs, three
walks and struck out five.
Along with No. 6 Georgia and No. 15 Tennessee, the Gators are the third SEC team to travel to the WCWS. It is the second year in a row the conference has sent three teams.
“What a great weekend,” head coach Tim Walton said. “To get to the College World Series the first time with a good team, to get there the second time with an even better team and then to get there a third time, that's when you build a program.”
Junior Megan Bush (Anaheim Hills, Calif.) led off the fourth inning with a solo shot over the center-field fence, her 15th bomb of the season to give UF a three-run lead.
Bruder tallied her second home run in the fifth, this time a one-out, solo shot to center, giving Florida a 4-0 lead. It marked the second time this season the right fielder has belted two homers in the same game and the eighth time this season a Gator has completed the feat.
notched its second run in the bottom of the inning. Brombacher
forced a fly out for the first out of the
inning. Caylyn Carlson singled through the left
side and pinch hitter Katie Crabb hit one back to Brombacher, who made a throwing error to second to allow
both runners to stand at first and second. After a fly out to center,
Katelyn Boyd singled to load the bases and Lesley Rogers lined back to Brombacher to score Carlson for ASU’s second run of the
game. The junior settled in and ended the game on a pop up, sealing
will now play No. 5 UCLA at the WCWS on Thursday, June 3, at 3:30pm ET on ESPN.
All games at the WCWS will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks,
including www.espn3.com, and all