OKLAHOMA CITY — Giselle Juarez threw her second consecutive full sport and Oklahoma received its fifth nationwide championship, beating Florida State 5-1 within the Ladies’s Faculty World Collection on Thursday.
The Sooners had lacked a dominant pitcher heading into the sequence however Juarez answered the decision, permitting one run on two hits within the decisive Recreation 3. Oklahoma received Recreation 2 6-2 behind Juarez, who went 5-0 on the World Collection and was named Most Excellent Participant. She allowed 4 runs in 31 1/3 innings.
A lot of the group stood when Juarez took the circle within the seventh inning. Fittingly, the ultimate out was a popup into her glove. Teammates mobbed her and “Boomer Sooner” blared over the sound system as the group of largely Oklahoma followers celebrated the win simply 25 miles from campus.
It wasn’t straightforward for the top-seeded Sooners — they got here out of the losers’ bracket after dropping a stunner to Odicci Alexander and unseeded James Madison within the match’s opening sport. However Oklahoma beat James Madison twice within the semifinal spherical, then recovered from a loss to Florida State within the championship sequence opener.
Oklahoma (56-4) additionally received titles in 2000, 2013, 2016 and 2017, all beneath coach Patty Gasso. The Sooners set the Division I single-season document with 161 residence runs this season.
Jocelyn Alo homered in Recreation 3, her thirty fourth of the season, extending her faculty single-season document. The USA Softball Collegiate Participant of the 12 months hit 4 homers within the World Collection, together with the go-ahead blast in Recreation 2.
Left fielder Mackenzie Donihoo went 10-for-21 within the World Collection and made a number of excellent catches throughout the week.
Florida State (49-13-1) was searching for its second nationwide championship up to now three World Collection beneath coach Lonni Alameda. Kathryn Sandercock gave up one hit in 3 1/3 innings of aid within the last sport. She received three video games on the World Collection.
Florida State freshman Kaley Mudge set the document for many hits in a Ladies’s Faculty World Collection with 14.
Alo’s homer received issues began for Oklahoma on Thursday. Freshman Jayda Coleman poked one simply over the fence within the second inning to offer the Sooners a 2-0 lead and the early jolt they have been missing for a lot of the week.
Florida State scored within the third when Oklahoma’s Tiare Jennings misplaced a popup within the solar, permitting Kalei Harding to attain.
Oklahoma responded rapidly. With the bases loaded and two outs within the third, Jennings scored on a wild pitch by freshman reliever Emma Wilson. Coleman then hit a tough line drive off the left subject wall to attain two and provides the Sooners a 5-1 lead.