Less Than 24 Hours to World Series Game One!
After months of practice, grueling games and lots of travel, the Husky softball team will finally be exactly where they've always wanted to be since September: On the field at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC for the first game of the 2009 Women's College World Series.
Wednesday was a busy day for the Dawgs - at least the first half of the day. The Huskies had the distinction of being the first team at the stadium Wednesday morning for ESPN interviews and practice. The ESPN crew filmed the girls introducing themselves, saying some fun facts about themselves (make sure you tune it to each game early enough to see this ... some are hilarious!) and trying to keep a staight face while looking into the camera and telling it how badly they want to win a National Championship.
After an hour of shuttling back and forth between interview stations, the Huskies finally hit the field for their official practice session. The first half took place on the practice field and the second hour took place in the stadium where they will play all their games. The Huskies had a good practice and look ready to go.
While the rest of the team relaxed and took care of their study hall duties, Danielle Lawrie had to deal with a few interview requests and a trip to the offical press conference (quotes here). Since winning the National Player of the Year award last night at opening ceremonies, Danielle has been busy talking to KJR, the Seattle Times, the Vancouver Sun, etc., etc. She is a hot commodity and understandably so! You can tell she is ready to put that all behind her and get on the field tomorrow to win the one award she wants more than anything: The National Championship.
The Huskies were able to get an early dinner with their parents or just on their own and went to bed early. I'm not sure how much sleep they'll be getting as they all seem very excited and anxious to get on the field!
Be sure to tune in to ESPN tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET to watch UW battle with Georgia. If you can't get to a TV, KKNW-1150 AM with Mike Brown and John Cowley will have live audio. And if you only have internet access, stay tuned to the Dawg Blawg, Gametracker and Twitter.com/UW Softball for updates.
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