The Arizona State Sun Devils are your 2011 Women’s Softball National Champions. It was a relatively drama-less title run for ASU, who culminated their championship with two incredibly easy victories over Florida in the Finals—a 14-4 victory on Monday night, and tonight a 7-2 victory to wrap things up.
ASU relied on freshman pitcher Dallas Escobedo all season long to the tune of 36 wins and a 1.49 ERA, and she closed out her incredible rookie campaign with a complete game, 131 pitch performance. Escobedo shut down the power of the Florida bats, who only managed four hits (although they were walked five times). This cautious approach to knocking out the Gators seemed to work out quite well, as ASU did their best to put runs on the board. Shortstop Katelyn Boyd and outfield Alix Johnson knocked in 3 RBIs each, and Annie Lockwood nailed a solo home run to provide the scoring that the Devils needed to pull through.
For reaction from ASU fans, head to House of Sparky. For reaction from Florida fans, Alligator Army is the place to go.