Friday, June 02, 2017

WCWS Day 2 (2017)

Two games today, both winners' bracket match-ups.

In the opener, Florida and LSU are scoreless, with the Tigers batting in the bottom of the third... A walk, HBP, and double give the Gators a 2-0 lead, top 4... With two out, LSU botches play at first after grounder to pitcher. Batter safe, but when UF runner from second tries to score, she's thrown out at plate, ending half-inning. Replay suggests runner's hand might have gotten to plate before tag, but there are no replay appeals... Not much drama the rest of the way, as Florida wins 7-0...

Oklahoma and Washington just underway, with the Huskies the home team... Top 2: Oklahoma scores runner from third on two-out bunt, giving Sooners 1-0 lead. Sure looks to me like OU runner went out of the baseline to get around catcher... Infield hit loads bases for Oklahoma... Force out at second ends Sooner threat... OU adds two singles to a U-Dub error in the top of the fifth, making it 2-0 Sooners... Teams trade solo homers in the sixth --  Sydney Romero for OU in the top half, Ali Aguilar for UW in the bottom half -- yielding a 3-1 Sooner lead heading to the seventh... Huskies get a runner on in bottom half, but OU "turns the Paige" (from Parker to Lowary) to stymie UW. Lowary, hitting 74 mph on some of her pitches, gets final two outs of 3-1 OU victory.