The Women’s College World Series is coming to an end as the last two teams, No. 1 seeded Oklahoma and unranked Texas, battle it out for the NCAA softball title. The two college softball teams will compete this week in the best-of-three WCWS Finals series to determine who will take home the title.
On Monday, Texas secured its ticket to the WCWS finals with a 6-5 win over Oklahoma State. After allowing Oklahoma State to score five runs in the first three innings, the Longhorns began their comeback in the fourth inning. On a streak, Courtney Day hit a three-run home run, bringing the Longhorns within three. An error by the Cowgirls in the fifth inning allowed three Texas runners, giving the Longhorns the 6-5 lead and win.
This is the first time an unseeded team has ever reached the WCWS finals.
— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) June 7, 2022
Sooner or Later
Oklahoma has proved to everyone that even when they lose a game, they can come back bigger and better than ever. This was shown to be true on Monday when the Cowgirls suffered a 7-3 loss to No. 5 seeded UCLA, just to turn around and demolish them the same day 15-0. In the second game against the Bruins, Hope Trautwein pitched all five innings for the Sooners, striking out six batters. Jocelyn Alo recorded four hits in her four at-bats, with three runs and seven RBI.
The win was the largest win by a team in WCWS history and the Sooner’s 40th run-rule win of the season, twice as many as the next team in Division 1.
WCWS Softball Final
Texas, the only unseeded team to ever advance to the finals by going 6-0 in elimination games so far in the postseason, will challenge Oklahoma, defending national champions, starting Wednesday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma will attempt to win their fourth championship in six years while Texas is looking for their first.