The University of Washington softball team is now 2-0 in World Series play, after defeating Arizona State 1-0 in an extra-inning game earlier this evening.
The Dawgs received eight innings of shutout ball from National College Softball Player of the Year and staff ace Danielle Lawrie, before Morgan Stuart delivered the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The double-elimination pod format of the Women’s College World Series is somewhat complex, but it boils down to this: One more victory and your Washington Huskies are in the best-of-three championship series for the right to the national title.
With two wins and zero defeats amongst their four-team pod (with eight total teams remaining), and the double-elimination format in play, the Dawgs would remain alive even if they were to lose their next game. Not that they’re going for the loss, but I’m speaking in hypotheticals right now for you people out there who enjoy that sort of thing.
The Huskies have an off day Saturday, before playing their next game Sunday morning at 10:00 AM PDT. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN HD.
I know what you’re thinking right now. And the answer is yes, ESPN is actually broadcasting this game on their biggest network, The Uno, and not relegating it to that fly-by-night operation they call ESPN 2. That’s what happens when you win, I guess.
If all this softball dialogue hasn’t sold you on the prospect of brushing off the hangover come Sunday morning and tuning in to watch your hometown 10 (it’s softball, remember) have a chance at history, know this: The Washington softball team is arguably the best-looking group of players in the entire Women’s College World Series.
That’s not homerism talking, either. They really are that much more aesthetically pleasing than their competition, which is something we can all appreciate. Call it shallow if you must, but it is what it is, and I doubt the players would disagree. Fact: Our players are better looking than your players. Face.
Three more wins and this thing is sov (over). Get it, Huskies.