The Sooners took advantage of their opportunities and rode a four-run inning to a 4-2 victory and a berth in the Women's College World Series championship series beginning today.
And going into it being the No. 10 seed facing the No. 1 seed?
OR was leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth when the third-seeded Ducks began to unravel. She threw it home, but was late and the Sooners cut the Ducks lead in half. "I don't know when we might see another pitcher do what she did from throwing every inning of every regional, super regional and College World Series game except the second championship game".
Pinch runner Raegan Rogers stepped in for Wodach and scored on a fielders choice. Then, Nicole Pendley crushed a double down the right field line, scoring Knighten.
OR was unable to threaten the Sooners the rest of the way, going down in order in the sixth and seventh innings.
Paige Parker became the second pitcher ever to win eight consecutive starts at the Women's College World Series, joining Arizona's Jennie Finch, but reliever Paige Lowary did the postgame television interview by her side.
OR went down in order in the sixth and seventh innings as Oklahoma held on with pitcher Paige Lowary coming into the circle for the last two frames.
OR scratched out two more runs on a bases loaded RBI double, taking a 7-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh.
The Ducks added on in the top of the third, with a two-out RBI double plating two more runs for OR, forcing Selman on in relief.
OR advanced to the national semifinals, where the Ducks, who lost their opening game Thursday and beat Baylor 7-4 earlier Saturday to stay alive in the tournament, will go against Florida at noon Sunday.
Against Washington on Thursday, the Ducks played as though the pressure of the Women's College World Series got to them. Ducks finish the year 54-8, tied for second most wins in program history.
Gourley, also a member of the national team, was dominant in Florida's 5-2 semifinal win over Washington.
But White was disappointed with an umpire's call on a bunt play when Oklahoma, the defending champions, kicked off the bottom of the fifth. In the top of the fourth, Gwen Svekis led off with a single. Whether in right field, where she earned most of her starts, or more recently at third base, she is part of an outstanding defense. She pitched five innings, allowed five hits, two runs and struck put four batters.
Hoover kept the game at 1-0 as she was able to get Sammie Puentes to hit a ball back to the circle that Hoover took on the short hop and threw to first for the third out to keep it at 3-1.
He pitched a flawless game (no hits or runners on base) in the Black Sox's 1996 grand final win.
After Taylor Ellis led off the inning with a hit by pitch, Sydney Christensen broke up the no-hit bid with a single up the middle.
Sixth-seeded Washington drops to 50-14.
A big thank you to the greatest fans in the nation for your support all season!