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Aussies propel Hawaii to No. 17 ranking

Justine Smethurst and Clare Warwick field many strange questions about their native Australia. But it's their play on the field that has Hawaii fans cheering.

Originally Published: April 19, 2007
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

The universal language of softball drew Justine Smethurst and Clare Warwick to the University of Hawaii. Of course, contrary to what some Americans seem to think, the two Australians were also long familiar with the more regional language known as English.

"I've had some weird questions," Smethurst said of her time in the United States. "Like, 'What language do you speak?' "

Thankfully for fans of a softball team ranked No. 17 in the nation and poised to make a run at the Women's College ...

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