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 RBI 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.
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.
The Gators (56-12) had been the hot hitting team coming into the finals, scoring at least five in their first five games and winning two games over Alabama by a combined score of 25-4 Sunday.
They boast an offense that leads the nation with 124 home runs and rank second in scoring.