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Saturday, May 26, 2012

For the second straight day, Oklahoma has routed Arizona (7-1), sending the Sooners to the Women's College World Series. As I discuss elsewhere, the hot hitting of OU outfielder Brianna Turang has been key to the Sooners' success.

South Florida has just edged Hofstra, 2-1, to even up the series. Both games thus far have gone to extra innings. Game 3 will be held later today.

In Game 3, South Florida and Hofstra are tied 1-1, as the Pride comes up in the bottom of the fourth. USF had threatened in the top half of the inning. South Florida pulls out Game 3 (yet again by a 2-1 score) and advances to the WCWS.

Oregon has an early 3-1 lead over Texas, as the Ducks try to even up the series. The Longhorns have taken a 4-3 lead, entering the Oregon (bottom) half of the third inning. Game tied at 4-all heading into the sixth. Oregon takes Game 2, by a 5-4 score, forcing a decisive third game.

In the Oregon-Texas Game 3, the Ducks took a 6-0 lead, but Texas has rallied for 3 runs in the top of the fourth. Any Longhorn momentum in Game 3 has been doused, as Oregon has increased its lead to 10-3. The Ducks hang on to win 10-6, sending UO to its first Women's College World Series since 1989.

LSU leads Missouri 5-1 (and is threatening to do more) in the teams' opening game. LSU takes the opener, 6-1.

Cal has been leading Washington 3-0 for a pretty long time.The Golden Bears take Game 1 over the Huskies, 5-0.

I am continuously updating the super-regional chart I posted on Thursday (see below).