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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Baylor's Holly Holl has homered right around midnight Central to give her team a 1-0, 13-inning win over Missouri, sending the Tigers home. Baylor moves on to a Sunday semifinal match-up with Arizona State, with the Sun Devils needing one win to make the championship round and the Bears, two.

Florida ousts Cal, 5-2, setting up an all-SEC semifinal Sunday between the Gators and Alabama. Bama just needs one win to advance to the championship round, whereas Florida needs two.

Softball fans in the Oklahoma City area had the unique opportunity to see both of the state's Big 12 schools -- the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State -- come to town for the Women's College World Series. Alas, the two local schools are the first to be eliminated from the WCWS, with OU's 4-1 loss to Missouri (see chart below).

The first team has been eliminated from the Women's College World Series, namely Oklahoma State, which has lost to Cal, 6-2. The Golden Bears will take on Florida tonight in another elimination game.

Missouri leads Oklahoma 1-0 early on, in the second game of "Survival Saturday." The winner will face Baylor later.

The WCWS is all about losses -- you get to keep playing until you lose two. Accordingly, I'm introducing the loss chart, as follows...

No LossesOne LossTwo Losses (Gone)
Alabama (A)Florida (A)Oklahoma State
Arizona State (B)Baylor (B)Oklahoma

Teams with the same letter will be playing each other.