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UW Can Bank On Softball Championship For Years To Come

uwsoftballchampionshipWith apologies to the volleyball and women’s cross country teams, the National Championship won last night by the Huskies softball team is the greatest athletic accomplishment by the University of Washington since the football team won a share of the national title in 1991.

Anyone could argue this point, and I’m sure they will, but the fact is that outside of the major revenue sports at any university (football and basketball, namely), there are only so many athletic programs that still manage to bring in any discernible amount of money for the school they represent. Softball happens to be one of those sports.

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Huskies Take Game One Of Series, One Win From First National Championship

Washington players celebrate after a two-run Jenn Salling single, followed by a Florida error, resulted in all four Huskies scoring
Washington players celebrate after a two-run Jenn Salling single, followed by a Florida error, resulted in all four Huskies scoring

The University of Washington softball team is one win away from their first NCAA National Championship after shutting out the University of Florida in Game One of the Women’s College World Series final round.

Behind seven shutout innings from ace Danielle Lawrie, the Huskies stormed to an 8-0 victory that had most people in attendance believing the game was over after the sixth inning, when an eight-run mercy rule would have taken effect. That mercy rule is lifted for the championship series, however, and the teams were forced to play what amounted to a meaningless seventh inning.

The scoring spree got underway in the third inning on a bizarre play with the bases loaded that began with a Jenn Salling single to center field. Washington first baseman Niki Williams scored easily from third, while Ashley Charters attempted to score from a second. Charters slid around the ensuing tag for the second run on the play.

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ESPN Goes Balls Deep With Tim Tebow During Softball Game

What time is it? Tool Time!
What time is it? Tool Time!

How do you ruin an otherwise-great sporting event? Have a phone conversation with Tim Tebow, of course.

Demonstrating an incessant desire to get in the sack with the Gators QB, ESPN had their softball announcers conduct a phone interview with Tebow in the third inning of the Washington-Florida Women’s College World Series championship game.

Tebow, proving once again that he’s still the most unlikable likable guy in America, iterated and reiterated the fact that Florida’s softball players “love each other.” Not unlike the way Tim Tebow loves the cock.

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