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Salling gives UW big boost in tourney

Updated: August 6, 2009, 4:16 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

AMHERST, Mass. -- Next to Jenn Salling, the Mona Lisa's smirk looks like an ear-to-ear grin.

As the University of Washington's starting shortstop, Salling wears a perpetual scowl of concentration on and around the field as if, like cleats, pants and a jersey, it's a part of the uniform. But in no small part because of Salling, Washington is all smiles as it prepares to take on Georgia Tech in a super regional beginning Saturday (ESPN, noon ET). It took the All-American a long time to find ...

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