ASU Shuts Out No. 11 Baylor, Sun Devils To Championship Series
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A masterful performance by Dallas Escobedo, who struck out eight for a complete-game shutout, saw the No. 1 Arizona State Softball team collect a 4-0 win over the No. 11 Baylor Bears Sunday to advance to the NCAA WCWS Championship Series for the second time in program history. Escobedo moves to 35-3 on the year while ASU moves to 58-6 and two wins from a second NCAA title.
The Sun Devils came to rock the party first after Dallas Escbedo danced out of the first inning unscathed before Mandy Urfer rocked the first pitch she saw in the second over the right center wall to make it 2-0 game.
After the ruckus in the second the pitching duel resumed with Whitney Canion and Dallas Esobedo working the magic through the next couple innings. While Escobedo remained unscathed through four complete the Sun Devils were able to add another to Canion's tab as Kaylyn Castillo lined a ball into right field only to come around on Annie Lockwood's RBI double to right center to make it 3-0.
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