Saturday, June 01, 2013

Severe Weather Rearranges Friday/Saturday Schedule

Heavy rains and another round of tornado activity in the Oklahoma City area forced cancellation of Friday night's action at the Women's College World Series. Our thoughts are with the people of the area.

The two winners' bracket games from Friday -- Tennessee vs. Washington and Oklahoma vs. Texas -- have been moved to Saturday afternoon. These games will be followed by two losers' bracket (elimination) games: Florida vs. Nebraska and Arizona State vs. Michigan.

At the end of Saturday's play, therefore, we will have two undefeated teams, four teams with one loss each, and two teams eliminated with two losses. To keep track of all this, I am providing one of my handy-dandy charts below, which I will continually update...

Tennessee has edged Washington 1-0 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. The Vols left 13 runners on base during the game...

Texas scores two on Oklahoma in the top of the third... The Sooners see the Longhorns' two and raise them another four in the bottom half. In other words, it's 6-2 OU. Two defensive miscues hurt the Horns: failure to hold onto the ball on a tag at the plate gives OU its third run, and then a "bunt-homer" when Texas pitcher Kim Bruins throws ball past not only the first-baseperson, but also the right-fielder, gives Sooners three more runs... Texas removal of starter Blaire Luna due to giving up walks inviting a lot of scrutiny... Oklahoma wins via run-rule 10-2.

Nebraska, losing 6-2 after five in an elimination game against Florida, won't go easily. The Cornhuskers have come up with one run in the sixth and three in the seventh to force extra innings... This game will not end! It's 7-7 in the 12th inning... It finally ends, with Florida prevailing 9-8 in 15 innings.

Arizona State and Michigan will be starting their elimination game close to midnight local (Central) time... Sierra Romero two-run homer gives Michigan 2-0 lead in top of third... At 2:30 in the morning Sunday, this amazing day of softball comes to an end. Michigan and ASU put zeroes on the scoreboard the rest of the way, giving the Wolverines the 2-0 victory.

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