OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) At 5 feet tall and a slender 100-or-so pounds, Jackie Vasquez wasn't known for hitting home runs. Until she put Arizona State in the Women's College World Series finals with one swing.
Vasquez hit a three-run home run after slugger Kaitlin Cochran was hit with a pitch, leading the Sun Devils to a 3-1 win Sunday against Alabama and its first chance to play for the national championship.
The Sun Devils will face fifth-seeded Texas A&M (56-8) in the best-of-three championship beginning today. The Aggies beat top-seeded Florida 1-0 on Kelsey Spittler's RBI triple down the right field line in the ninth inning.
The Gators (70-5) had won three straight elimination games, including a 6-1 victory against Texas A&M earlier Sunday to force a rematch.