WCWS Finals Set

Oklahoma’s quest to join UCLA as the only three-peat teams in WCWS history ended Sunday afternoon with their loss to Washington by a score of 3-0. Oklahoma ace Paige Parker got the start going 4-innings before she was relieved by Paige Lowary. Huskies pitcher Taran Alvelo was the one who shined though as she threw the win. So Washington moves on and looking to win the WCWS Championship title that they done last in 2009.

In the second game of the day to determine who will challenge Washington for the championship it was UCLA vs. Florida State. Rachel Garcia got the ball for UCLA while Meghan King got it for Florida State. In a must win game for FSU it looked like Florida State was gonna have to pack their softball bags and head home until in the sixth inning down by a score of 1-0 FSU’s DP Elizabeth Mason stepped up to the plate with two runners on and smashed a home run that gave FSU the 3-1 lead that held for the seventh inning giving them the 3-1 win. After a few hours of rest time the two teams went back at it again only this time it was a must win for both teams. Win and your in the championship against Washington but lose and your season is done. Once again Rachel Garcia started on the mound for UCLA while Kylee Hanson got the go for FSU. Florida State got to Garcia quickly and took a 4-0 lead in the second inning forcing her out of the game and passing the ball to Holly Azevedo. UCLA started a comeback getting 2 runs in the bottom of the inning but in the top of the fourth inning Florida State answered back with a 3-run home run from Sydney Sherrill that gave FSU a 7-2 lead. In the bottom of the fourth UCLA put two runs on the scoreboard but FSU answered right back with a five run top of the fifth. UCLA answered back with runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Meghan King came in to get the final three outs for FSU in the seventh inning to secure the 12-6 win. Warren, Gordon, Sherrill and Harrod all had home runs for FSU in the game. With the win Florida State moves on to face Washington in the championship series that starts Monday night. This marks the first time that Florida State has made it to the finals in the WCWS.

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