UCLA, Texas Round Out Women’s College World Series Semifinal
The 2022 Women’s College World Series semifinal is officially set.
No. 5 UCLA and unranked Texas were able to secure their spots with wins on Sunday, joining no. 1 Oklahoma and No. 7 Oklahoma State were the remaining four teams in the field. The Sooners will be facing the Bruins on Monday at noon ET, while the Sooners will face the Bruins at noon ET. In the nightcap, the Cowgirls will face the Longhorns at 7 p.m. ET.
UCLA needed only six innings to win Sunday’s afternoon game. 14 Florida. The Bruins took a one-run lead at the bottom of the second. They scored three runs in fourth and four more in sixth to win the 8-0 run-rule game. Holly Azevedo, senior pitcher, allowed only two hits in six innings. Savannah Pola, freshman right fielder, hit a two-RBI triple to end the game.
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Texas prevailed in the second game of the day from Oklahoma City, defeating Arizona in a battle of the two remaining unranked teams. The Longhorns were trailing 2-1 in the fourth. JJ Smith’s three-run homer was the catalyst that got them going. Estelle Czech, a sophomore pitcher, came in to relieve the Wildcats and held them to one run over the final 3.2 innings. Texas won 5-2.
The Longhorns and the Bruins would have to win two games to reach the finals of the WCWS. The undefeated Sooners or Cowgirls would only need one win to secure a spot in the championship series.
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