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Sunday, May 25, 2014

2014 Super-Regionals Sunday Update

Here is where things stand today. Four teams (Alabama, Baylor, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Florida State) have clinched slots in the Women's College World Series. The other four slots are at stake today (see chart below).

Washington has evened up its series with Florida, with a 4-3 victory in Game 2. The deciding game is now underway, as is Game 3 between Tennessee and Oklahoma.

Oklahoma takes Game 3 over Tennessee, 8-2, to move on to the WCWS next week in nearby Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has just taken a 3-2 lead over Tennessee, as the Vols come up to bat in the top of the fifth.

Game 3 between Florida and Washington is in a lightning delay in the top of the fourth, with the Gators leading 1-0. Upon resumption, Florida ups its lead to 4-0 in the fourth, before the game is delayed again. Finally, Florida wins 8-0 in a five-inning run-ruled contest and takes the series.

Kentucky is making a strong bid to take UCLA to a decisive third-game, leading the Bruins 7-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning in Game 2. The lead holds up and UK forces a third game.

Kentucky leads UCLA 4-1 in Game 3, as the Bruins bat in the home half of the fourth. The Wildcats pull away to win 7-1 and get to the WCWS for the first time in school history.

Oregon has defeated Minnesota, 6-2, to sweep the series and advance to the WCWS. Oregon, looking to close out its series in Game 2, bats in the top of the seventh, leading Minnesota, 3-2.

TeamsGame 1Game 2Game 3
 Minnesota (16) at Oregon (1)***OregonOregon---
 Nebraska at Alabama  (2)*AlabamaAlabama---
 Kentucky (14) at UCLA (3)***UCLAKentuckyKentucky
Baylor (13) at Georgia (4)**BaylorBaylor----
 Washington (12) at Florida (5)***FloridaWashingtonFlorida
 Arizona (11) at Louisiana-Laf (6)**ULLULL---
Tennessee (10) at Oklahoma (7)**+OUTennesseeOU
 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.