How Oklahoma won the Women's College World Series national championship

How Oklahoma won the Women’s College World Series national championship

June 9, 2022 at 10:43 PM EDT

Oklahoma defeats Texas in Game 2 to win sixth championship in program history

They’ve had a bullseye on their back all season long, but they’ve also been head and shoulders above the rest in a sport they dominate. And now the Oklahoma Sooners get to hoist the trophy they’ve worked for and expected to hold all year.

No. 1 Oklahoma defeated unranked Texas, 10-5, in Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday night to win the program’s sixth national championship. It was the most runs scored in a national championship-clinching win since 2010 when UCLA beat Arizona 15-9 in Game 2 to sweep their best-of-three series.

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Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 10:41 PM EDT

Most runs since 2010

Oklahoma’s 10 runs are the most in a WCWS-clinching win since 2010 when UCLA beat Arizona 15-9 in game 2 to sweep the best-of-three series.

Jason Starrett

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

June 9, 2022 at 10:41 PM EDT

Back-to-back titles

The Sooners are the first school to win consecutive softball national titles since… Oklahoma in 2016-17. Before that it hadn’t been done since Florida in 2014-15 and Arizona in 2006-07.

Jason Starrett

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

June 9, 2022 at 10:41 PM EDT

Third-best single-season win percentage in NCAA softball history

Oklahoma finishes with a 59-3 record this season (.952 win pct), the third-best single-season win percentage in NCAA softball history and the best since Arizona finished 64-3 in 1994. (1992 UCLA has the top mark at 54-2).

Jason Starrett

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

June 9, 2022 at 10:41 PM EDT

good company

This is Oklahoma’s sixth softball national championship, third most all-time behind only UCLA (13) and Arizona (8). No other school has more than two.

Jason Starrett

Jason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

June 9, 2022 at 10:41 PM EDT

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONS

Oklahoma softball wins its sixth national title in program history.

By The Athletic Staff

By The Athletic Staff

June 9, 2022 at 10:38 PM EDT

Texas blasts a three-run homerun to stay alive

I’m right by the Texas dugout, and I can tell you this team is still pretty fired up after the call was overturned and ruled a three-run home run.

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 10:29 PM EDT

Jocelyn Alo exits the game

Jocelyn Alo is pulled from the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, much to the delight of the Oklahoma fans.

Skyler Rivera

Skyler Rivera

June 9, 2022 at 10:28 PM EDT

Could it happen?

It would be hilarious if Alo catches all three final outs.

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 10:25 PM EDT

Alo in left for final inning

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 10:16 PM EDT

Another night, another record

By The Athletic Staff

By The Athletic Staff

June 9, 2022 at 10:04 PM EDT

On the brink of greatness

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:51 PM EDT

The most dominant team in sports

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:49 PM EDT

three-run explosion

Well this one’s over. We’ve got six Texas outs to go, but it’s time to start the coronation.

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:45 PM EDT

All rise

Fans throughout the stadium are standing for this Jocelyn Alo at-bat.

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:38 PM EDT

Have a night!

By The Athletic Staff

By The Athletic Staff

June 9, 2022 at 9:33 PM EDT

Nine outs away

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:32 PM EDT

Nicole May is on the pitch for Oklahoma

Sophomore Nicole May is on the pitch for the Sooners in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:26 PM EDT

The avalanche has begun

Nicole Auerbach

Nicole Auerbach·

Senior Writer, CFB

June 9, 2022 at 9:24 PM EDT

Kinzie Hanson hits a three-run homerun

OK now we’ve seen a homer

Skyler Rivera

Skyler Rivera

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