Tigers headed to Women's CWS
Missouri won its first-ever super regional in style.
Junior Gina Schneider blasted a home run to put the run rule into effect, and the Tigers upset second-ranked UCLA 9-1 on Sunday to advance to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
The Bruins won Game 1 on Sunday 5-2 to force the rubber game.
The Tigers are the only unseeded team to advance to the Series. The Bruins had not lost a game all season by run rule.
Senior Stacy Delaney allowed only two hits in Game 2 to pick up her 17th win of the season. Senior Lindsey Ubrun had a two-run double in the bottom of the first to key the Tigers' onslaught.
Missouri will play No. 12 Arizona State Thursday (3 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Florida sweeps doubleheader
Top-ranked Florida swept Cal 2-0 and 2-1 on Sunday to advance to the Women's College World Series.
Senior Stacey Nelson won both games to help the Gators improve to 60-3 on the season, the second 60-win campaign in school history.
Aja Paculba led off Game 1 with a home run to give Florida all the offense it would need.
The Golden Bears took a 1-0 lead in the nightcap on an unearned run. Florida struck back in the third inning on Paculba's two-RBI double.
Nelson came on in relief to put down a threat in the third inning of the second game and kept Cal in check.
The Gators will play No. 7 Arizona on Thursday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN or ESPN360.com).
Washington 7, Georgia Tech 0
Danielle Lawrie did it all for the Washington Huskies on Sunday.
The junior blasted two home runs, drove in four runs and combined on a three-hit shutout as the Huskies routed Georgia Tech to advance to the Women's College World Series. Washington swept the three-game series.
Lawrie also struck out eight to help fourth-ranked Washington (46-11) advance to face No. 8 Georgia (44-10) on Thursday (1 p.m. ET, ESPN) in Oklahoma City.
Alicia Blake and Ashlyn Watson also homered for Washington, which equaled a postseason record with the four round trippers in the game.
The Huskies opened tournament play in Amherst, Mass., and then headed to Atlanta. Now it's on to Oklahoma City. Lawrie has a lot to do with that.
"Mentally, I was in a little bit of a better place [Sunday]," Lawrie said, according to the Huskies Web site. "Getting up 2-0 in the first was huge. When you score first you never want to let your opponent back in it. I think I wanted to set the tone for the team and let them know we weren't going to game three. I'm going to keep them off the board, we're going to score runs and we're going to win the game."