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Penn High School alum Danielle Watson leads Florida State past Oklahoma 8-4 in WCWS Game 1

Watson struck out five Sooners.
Florida State's Danielle Watson pitches in the first inning against Oklahoma during the first...
Florida State's Danielle Watson pitches in the first inning against Oklahoma during the first game of the NCAA Women's College World Series softball championship series Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)(Sue Ogrocki | AP)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:48 PM EDT
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kalei Harding homered and drove in four runs, leading Florida State past No. 1 seed Oklahoma 8-4 in the opener of the Women’s College World Series championship. Penn High School alum started Danielle Watson pitched five and two thirds innings. Watson struck out five Sooners. Sydney Sherrill added a two-run single during a five-run fourth inning for the Seminoles, who need a victory on Wednesday or Thursday to win their second NCAA title in four years. Kaley Mudge had three hits for Florida State, increasing her WCWS total to a record-tying 13. Seminoles ace Kathryn Sandercock got the final four outs for the save. Oklahoma scored two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth after falling behind 7-0.

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