As shown in the chart below, Baylor has become the third team to qualify for the Women’s College World Series, sweeping Georgia.
Barring a major Arizona comeback, Louisiana-Lafayette will shortly be joining the WCWS field. The Ragin’ Cajuns, who lead 1-0 in games, also lead 6-1 in Game 2, with the Wildcats coming up in the bottom of the fifth. ULL has finished off Arizona, 7-1, in Game 2.
Florida has taken a 1-0 series lead over Washington, hammering the Huskies 9-0 in a five-inning run-rule contest.
UCLA has defeated Kentucky, 6-4, to open their series. A noteworthy aspect of this game is that each team hit a grand-slam homer. I doubt that has happened too often in NCAA postseason action.
Tennessee, seeking to stay alive, has now defeated Oklahoma, 4-0, via an Ellen Renfroe shutout.
leads Oklahoma 1-0 in the bottom of fifth (with the Vols as home team for this game). I would have thought Game 3 would be delayed until Sunday due to the lateness of the hour, but apparently Game 3 will be played Saturday night at around 11:00 pm Central time. Game 3 will indeed be played on Sunday.
Minnesota, the last hope for the B1G, now trails Oregon 8-1.
is tied with Oregon 1-1 in the first inning of the teams’ opening game. The Ducks go on to win, 10-2.
|Teams||Game 1||Game 2||Game 3|
|Minnesota (16) at Oregon (1)***||Oregon|
|Nebraska at Alabama (2)*||Alabama||Alabama|
|Kentucky (14) at UCLA (3)***||UCLA|
|Baylor (13) at Georgia (4)**||Baylor||Baylor|
|Washington (12) at Florida (5)***||Florida|
|Arizona (11) at Louisiana-Laf (6)**||ULL||ULL|
|Tennessee (10) at Oklahoma (7)**+||OU||Tennessee|
|Michigan at Florida St. (8)*||Michigan||FSU||FSU|
*Game 1 Thursday, Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 on Friday.
**Game 1 Friday, Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 on Saturday.
***Game 1 Saturday, Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 on Sunday.
+Delayed one day due to rain-out/rainy conditions.