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Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 Super-Regionals Saturday Update

As shown in the chart below, Baylor has become the third team to qualify for the Women's College World Series, sweeping Georgia.

Barring a major Arizona comeback, Louisiana-Lafayette will shortly be joining the WCWS field. The Ragin' Cajuns, who lead 1-0 in games, also lead 6-1 in Game 2, with the Wildcats coming up in the bottom of the fifth. ULL has finished off Arizona, 7-1, in Game 2.

Florida has taken a 1-0 series lead over Washington, hammering the Huskies 9-0 in a five-inning run-rule contest.

UCLA has defeated Kentucky, 6-4, to open their series. A noteworthy aspect of this game is that each team hit a grand-slam homer. I doubt that has happened too often in NCAA postseason action.

Tennessee, seeking to stay alive, has now defeated Oklahoma, 4-0, via an Ellen Renfroe shutout. leads Oklahoma 1-0 in the bottom of fifth (with the Vols as home team for this game). I would have thought Game 3 would be delayed until Sunday due to the lateness of the hour, but apparently Game 3 will be played Saturday night at around 11:00 pm Central time. Game 3 will indeed be played on Sunday.

Minnesota, the last hope for the B1G, now trails Oregon 8-1. is tied with Oregon 1-1 in the first inning of the teams' opening game. The Ducks go on to win, 10-2.

TeamsGame 1Game 2Game 3
 Minnesota (16) at Oregon (1)***Oregon

 Nebraska at Alabama  (2)*AlabamaAlabama
 Kentucky (14) at UCLA (3)***UCLA

Baylor (13) at Georgia (4)**BaylorBaylor
 Washington (12) at Florida (5)***Florida

 Arizona (11) at Louisiana-Laf (6)**ULLULL
Tennessee (10) at Oklahoma (7)**+OUTennessee
 Michigan at Florida St. (8)*MichiganFSUFSU
*Game 1 Thursday, Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 on Friday.
**Game 1 Friday, Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 on Saturday. 
***Game 1 Saturday, Games 2 and (if necessary) 3 on Sunday.
+Delayed one day due to rain-out/rainy conditions.