The LSU softball team has beaten Cal 4-1. Now they must play Cal again and beat them in order to face UCLA tomorrow for the title. The chance for a title depends on Kristen Schmidt, the LSU starting pitcher. If she can get past the first inning without damage, she has the ability to totally shut down the opponent. She has given up only 6 runs in 4 games (plus 6 extra innings...so almost 5 games in essense). But 4 of those have been given up in the very first inning (3 of the 4 teams have scored on her in the first inning). So basically she has given up only 2 runs in the other 30 innings other than the first inning. She has already won 2 games today and is being called upon to win her 3rd game of the day in the rematch with California. I have to think that this is a first in women's college softball world series that any one pitcher has won 3 games in 1 day.