Arizona St routs Florida 14-4 to open WCWS finals

June 6, 2011 - 10:59 PM
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Arizona State's Alix Johnson, left, slaps hands with her teammates as she runs along the dugout after scoring against Florida in the second inning of a Women's College World Series championship series game in Oklahoma City, Monday, June 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Krista Donnenwirth hit two of Arizona State's four homers and drove in four runs, Kaylyn Castillo and Annie Lockwood had three RBIs apiece and the Sun Devils routed Florida 14-4 Monday night in the opening game of the Women's College World Series finals.

The Sun Devils (59-6) broke the game open by scoring six times with two outs in the second and built a big enough lead to have the game stopped by mercy rule if it wasn't played in the championship series.

Donnenwirth made it 7-0 with her three-run shot to the front of the left-field stands to finish the second-inning surge, then went back-to-back with Lockwood in the fifth as the lead bulged to 14.

Florida got late home runs from Kelsey Bruder, Cheyenne Coyle and Michelle Moultrie to avoid the most lopsided loss ever in the championship round.

Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Tuesday night.