Washington eliminates Georgia, earns spot in finals

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OKLAHOMA CITY — National player of the year Danielle Lawrie hit a grand slam and made it hold up with a five-hitter and Washington beat Georgia 9-3 Sunday night to earn a spot in the finals of the Women's College World Series.

The Huskies (49-12) got even for a loss to the Bulldogs (47-12) earlier in the day for the chance to play for the NCAA softball title for the first time in a decade.

Morgan Stuart added a solo home run and Jenn Salling drove in two runs for Washington, which will face top-seeded Florida in the best-of-three championship series beginning Monday night.

After walking in the winning run in a 9-8 loss to Georgia in the first game of the day, Lawrie (40-8) redeemed herself with a first-inning shot against Erin Arevalo (1-1).

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