With their 5-2 win over the Washington Huskies, the Florida Gators will vie for a National Championship in OKC as they have made it to the 2017 Women’s College World Series final.
The Gators complete a dominant run through the opening rounds, defeating three different opponents by a combined score of 20-2. The Huskies were the only team of three (Texas A&M and LSU the others) to plate runs home against Florida, but alas, it was still not enough to take them down.
Kayli Kvistad had a day to remember at the plate, as she blasted a solo home run in the first and then added two more with an RBI single in the second. Amanda Lorenz kept her hot streak going as she hit an RBI single in the second inning as well, making good for a three-run inning that put UF up 4-0 over the Huskies.
The fifth and final tally was plated by Janell Wheaton, who brought Nicole DeWitt home with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
Delanie Gourley was sensational in the circle on Sunday. Gourley tossed a complete game, allowing only two hits while striking out 10 batters and walking just one. Julia DePonte’s two-run homer in the seventh was the lone damage done, but even that long ball couldn’t truly stain what was a remarkable performance.
Now, Florida awaits either the Oregon Ducks or the Oklahoma Sooners, the defending champions, in the championship round. WCWS Final play begins on June 5.