OKLAHOMA CITY — Freshman Niki Williams hit her first home run in three months, and national player of the year Danielle Lawrie threw a six-hitter as third-seeded Washington beat Georgia 3-1 Thursday in the opening game of the Women’s College World Series.
Williams broke a scoreless tie when she lined a pitch from Christie Hamilton (24-9) over the fence. It was only the third homer of the season for Williams, the No. 9 hitter in the Huskies’ lineup. She hadn’t hit one since Feb. 27, finishing the entire Pac-10 season without a homer.