June 4, 2009 in Sports

Huskies back home

Associated Press

SEATTLE – The Washington softball team returned to Seattle with the national championship.

Coach Heather Tarr held up the NCAA trophy to about 200 fans who greeted the team Wednesday at Sea-Tac Airport with cheers and music from members of the marching band.

The Huskies beat Florida 3-2 Tuesday in Oklahoma City to claim their first title at the Women’s College World Series.

The team will be celebrated at Friday’s Mariners game at Safeco Field where national player of the year and series MVP Danielle Lawrie will throw out the first pitch.

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