Replay: Texas softball trounces Florida, goes 2-0 in Women’s College World Series

After opening the Women's College World Series with a 4-0 win over Stanford, No. 1 Texas rolled to a second straight shutout win by blasting Florida 10-0 Saturday in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule at Oklahoma City's Devon Park. Like freshman Teagan Kavan did against Stanford, Texas starter Mac Morgan threw a one-hitter against Florida. Texas (54-8), now 2-0 in the WCWS, needs one more win to reach the best-of-three championship series while No. 4 Florida (52-14) will try and stay alive against Alabama Sunday.

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Final: Texas 10, Florida 0

In Texas' biggest win ever in a Women's College World Series game, the Longhorns got three home runs from its power-packed lineup and a one-hitter from starting pitcher Mac Morgan. The Longhorns look every bit the No. 1 team in the nation. Up next on Monday? Either UCLA or Stanford. - Thomas Jones

End 4: Texas 10, Florida 0

Absolute dominance by Texas, which is three outs from the win. Freshman Teagan Kavan threw a one-hitter in the WCWS opener on Thursday in a 4-0 win over Stanford. Can Mac Morgan do her one better? - Thomas Jones

Bottom 4: Texas 10, Florida 0

Texas freshman Katie Stewart shows off her raw power with a massive 3-run home run and Texas now has its most runs ever in a Women's College World Series game. With the 8-run mercy rule looming, the Longhorns are three outs away from going 2-0 and moving within one more win of the championship series. Oh, and they're ensured of staying on the opposite side of the Oklahoma bracket with a win. If we get OU vs. Texas, it will be in the championship series, as the laws of nature intended. - Thomas Jones

Bottom 4: Texas 6, Florida 0

Texas third baseman Mia Scott launches a solo home run, her 11th of the season and her third of the postseason. You saw the play at third the previous inning, you see the bat, you see the three All-Big 12 selections. So why didn't she get a spot on one of the three All-American teams from the NFCA, which also had six at-large spots on each team? - Thomas Jones

Middle 4: Texas 5, Florida 0

That's why they call it the hot corner. Texas third baseman Mia Scott snags a shot that was about 80 mph off the bat of Skylar Wallace, and that followed a nice play by second baseman Alyssa Washington covering first. The Gators do get their first base-runner against Texas pitcher Mac Morgan but still don't have a hit. - Thomas Jones

End 3: Texas 5, Florida 0

Texas didn't score that frame after leaving the bags loaded, but the Longhorns have scored five runs or more in an inning on 29 occasions this year, just like they did in the first. That's helped the Horns play freely tonight. -- Kirk Bohls

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Texas coach Mike White cheers during his team's 4-0 win over Stanford in the Women's College World Series on Thursday. Texas will try band improve to 2-0 at the WCWS against Florida Saturday.
Texas coach Mike White cheers during his team's 4-0 win over Stanford in the Women's College World Series on Thursday. Texas will try band improve to 2-0 at the WCWS against Florida Saturday.

Middle 3: Texas 5, Florida 0

Texas starter Mac Morgan just in a dominant mode right now. She's one of the most intense women athletes I've been around at Texas. And she's getting superb defense behind her. -- Kirk Bohls

Middle 3: Texas 5, Florida 0

Mac Morgan, who's been rock-solid this entire postseason for Texas, matches her season-high with five strikeouts and has yet to allow a base-runner. She threw a no-hitter in the NCAA opener against Siena, but it's too early to blog such things, right? And blogs are immune from jinxes, right? - Thomas Jones

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End 2: Texas 5, Florida 0

Florida's Ava Brown, who came in for starter Keagan Rothrock during a disastrous first inning, retires the Texas side in order. OK, Brown has settled in for the Gators. Now, those bats need to do the same against Texas pitcher Mac Morgan. - Thomas Jones

Middle 2: Texas 5, Florida 0

Texas pitcher Mac Morgan is throwing those dropballs with some heat today and already has four strikeouts, which is just one shy of her season-high. A dandy, diving play by right-fielder Ashton Maloney also helped that inning. Six up, six down for the Gators. - Thomas Jones

Top 2: Texas 5, Florida 0

I really felt like Texas was uptight against Texas A&M and played tight in the super regional because all the pressure was on it. But they look loose and confident in this WCWS. -- Kirk Bohls

End 1: Texas 5, Florida 0

Alyssa Washington greets new Florida pitcher Ava Brown with a moonshot into centerfield! That homer gives the Longhorns three more runs, and the Texas bats are certainly glad to have Stanford's NiJaree Canady in the rearview mirror; the Horns beat Stanford 4-0 in the first game of the Women's College World Series . - Thomas Jones

Bottom 1: Texas 2, Florida 0

Freshman Katie Stewart comes in and doubles to the wall to score Vivi Martinez, and that's an early exit for Florida ace Keagan Rothrock. Wow, the Longhorn bats are smoking early, and there's still two on with just one out. Ava Brown is now in the circle for Florida, moving over from first base. - Thomas Jones

Bottom 1: Texas 1, Florida 0,

The Longhorns open with a bang. Outfielder Bella Dayton hits leadoff for the second straight game and bangs a long single to the wall, reaches second on a sac bunt from Mia Scott, then scores on an RBI single by Vivi Martinez. That's how Texas coach Mike White would draw it up, eh? - Thomas Jones

Middle 1: Florida 0, Texas 0

Texas is the designated home team, so Texas pitcher Mac Morgan gets her first crack at a Gator offense fourth in the nation in runs per game. Morgan gets 90% of her outs on groundballs, so of course the drop-ball pitcher gets a pop out and two strikeouts. Three up, three down. Now time for Texas. - Thomas Jones

Mac Morgan gets start for Texas

After throwing in all three games during Texas' series win over Texas A&M in last week's super regionals, junior pitcher Mac Morgan will get the start against Florida. Morgan, 15-1 on the season, boasts a 1.99 ERA with just 38 strikeouts and 22 walks. She's a contact hitter that forces lots of ground balls, so expect a busy day for third baseman Mia Scott, shortstop Vivi Martinez and second baseman Alyssa Washington. In 13.1 innings last week against the Aggies, Morgan gave up 11 hits and five runs. Florida will counter with freshman phenom Keagan Rothrock, who's among the nation's leaders in wins, complete-games and innings pitched. - Thomas Jones

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Replay: Texas softball trounces Florida in Women’s College World Series