NCAA Softball World Series 2010

The 16-seed Hawaii softball team ha been known as a very aggressive team and they live up to their reputation by hitting two home runs to go above 9-seed Missouri by 3 to 2 in the first game of the world series of 2010 NCAA Division 1 of the Women’s College Softball. The Hawaii team really showed a lot of attacking tactic in the Oklahoma City Stadium.

Alexandra Aguirre hit the long ball over the fence in center field and that hit gave Hawaii the first lead.

Missouri answered when Nicole Hudson scored Rhea Taylor with a double down to the left field and that tied the game at 1-1.

Taylor scored yet again in the 5th inning for the Tigers by giving its team a lead in the beginning of the inning, by hitting a home run to the left field.

In the seventh inning Hawaii needed a run desperately to keep the game going.

The next player at the bat Traci Yoshikawa hit a marvelous home run that was the 156th home run of the season for the team. The home run was hit over the right center. This hoe run put Hawaii in the lead at 3-2.

Missouri has one final chance to at least tie the game but Stephanie Ricketts didn’t allow that as she retired the side. This performance caused the Hawaii team to win its first WCWS game.

Ricketts went through the whole seven for the Hawaii team and let only one earned run pass through on 6 hits with 6 strikeouts.

The loss of the Missouri team affected the sophomore Kristin Nottelmann the most by sending her down to 24-8, because she allowed three runs on 9 hits with 5 strikeouts.