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Washington 6, South Carolina 0

May 23, 1997

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The Washington Huskies, seeded No. 7, stunned No. 2 seed South Carolina 6-0 behind the pitching of Jamie Graves on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Women’s College Softball World Series.

The Huskies (49-17) used a pair of three-run innings to defeat the Gamecocks and their all-American pitcher Trinity Johnson (37-3).

Johnson struck out 10 but allowed a season-high nine hits and six earned runs. In her last 196 innings, she had allowed only one earned run and only seven earned runs all season.

Washington got to Johnson in the fourth inning, taking a 3-0 lead with runs on an RBI double by second baseman Sara Pickering and a two-run homer over left field by center fielder Leanne Rosser.

Rosser also had an RBI triple in the three-run fifth inning. Becky Newbry’s RBI double accounted for the other fifth-inning run.

Right-hander Jamie Graves (20-5) allowed five hits for Washington.

South Carolina is 63-4.