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Sandercock Makes Lasting Impact on FSU, College Softball
Kathryn Sandercock and Florida State came up just short of winning a national title, but the fifth-year senior ace will leave a lasting legacy in the sport.
Hansen Shows Why She’s the Nation’s Top Catcher in OU’s Win over Florida State
Kinzie Hansen has been clutch at the plate and a rock behind it for Oklahoma. The senior catcher came through again in OU’s 5-0 win over Florida State in Game 1 of the WCWS.
Scouting Report: Experts Analyze WCWS Championship Series Rosters
There is a reason Oklahoma and Florida State are playing for the NCAA title. They have talent. D1Softball asked a few experts to scout their top hitters and pitchers.
Canady Gives Stanford a Star and Role Model to Build Around
Stanford freshman NiJaree Canady was the breakout star of the Women’s College World Series, and she doesn’t plan to settle for just one trip.
WCWS Game 9: Canady Wins Freshman Pitching Duel to Lead Stanford into WCWS Semifinals
Stanford’s NiJaree Canady won a riveting pitching duel between Pac-12 freshmen to lead the Cardinal into the WCWS semifinals with a 1-0 win over Washington.
WCWS Game 7: Oklahoma Takes Advantage of Tennessee Pitching Plan
Tennessee tried to beat Oklahoma with a rotation of pitchers lacking NCAA experience. The Sooners took full advantage, run-ruling the Lady Vols 9-0 on Saturday at the Women’s College World Series.
Utah Hopes to Have Staying Power as Pac-12 Battles Winds of Change
Few expected Utah to reach the Women’s College World Series this season. But the Utes have heard the doubts since entering the Pac-12. How will they do in a changed conference landscape?
WCWS Game 4: Holtorf’s Bat Lifts Washington Over Utah
Rylee Holtorf drove in three runs, including the go-ahead home run, to lead Washington to a 4-1 victory over Utah on Friday at the Women’s College World Series.
Milloy Family Diary: Widespread Allegiences at WCWS
The Milloy family has connections to three teams playing in the Women’s College World Series this week. They are sharing their experiences with D1Softball in a daily diary.
WCWS Game 1: Tennessee Slugs Past Alabama in Opener
Sparked by the bottom of the order, No. 4 Tennessee opened the Women’s College World Series with a 10-5 victory over No. 5 Alabama on Thursday afternoon.
Player’s Journal: Inside Look at the WCWS
Throughout the Women’s College World Series, players will be providing journal entires to D1Softball for an inside look at what’s taking place in Oklahoma City.
Mutual Inspiration Keeps Donihoo Connected to Her Biggest Fan
Jemma Gallman, who had her leg amputed at 9 months old, first saw Mackenzie Donihoo at the Women’s College World Series two years ago. They have remained connected ever since and will be back together in OKC this week.
Coming Full Circle: Hogue and Allister Lead Their Alma Maters Back to WCWS
Utah’s Amy Hogue and Stanford’s Jessica Allister were players on the last teams at their programs to reach the Women’s College World Series. Now, they are back as head coaches.
Knoxville Super Regional: Gottshall’s Gem Delivers Tennessee to WCWS
Payton Gottshall threw a two-hitter as Tennessee beat Texas 9-0 to sweep the Super Regional and advance to the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2015.
Durham Super Regional: Stanford Answers Early Wake-Up Call, Advances to WCWS
Despite an early-morning first pitch, Stanford showed no signs of sluggishness on Saturday to sweep Duke and advance to the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2004.
Knoxville Super Regional: Puni Launches Tennessee Over Texas
Zaida Puni continued her hot streak at the plate as Tennessee moved one step closer to the Women’s College World Series with a 5-2 win over Texas in the Knoxville Super Regional opener.
Durham Super Regional: Canady Deals Stanford One Step Closer to WCWS
NiJaree Canady threw a four-hitter in a battle of freshmen aces and Kaitlyn Lim hit a clutch double to lead Stanford to a 3-1 win over Duke in the Durham Super Regional opener.
Super Regional Preview: Texas at Tennessee
The road to the Women’s College World Series runs through the Knoxville Super Regional with future SEC foes Tennessee and Texas squaring off. Can Texas make a second straight run to OKC? Will the Lady Vols finally get back again?
Super Regional Preview: Stanford at Duke
The road to the Women’s College World Series runs through Durham, where Duke and Stanford square off in a meeting of programs whose seasons ended at this stage last year.
D1Softball’s Tallahassee Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Tallahassee Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
D1Softball’s Knoxville Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Knoxville Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
D1Softball’s Durham Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Durham Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
D1Softball’s Clemson Regional Central
Follow along all weekend as the Clemson Regional unfolds on the road to the Women’s College World Series.
Clemson Regional Preview: Pitching Prowess Gets the Spotlight
Expect to see some good pitching at McWhorter Stadium as Clemson, Auburn, Cal State Fullerton and UNC Greensboro battle in the Clemson Regional.
Durham Regional Preview: NCAA Debuts and Carolina State of Mind
The Duke Blue Devils welcome programs and coaches making their NCAA debuts in a Durham Regional with a lot of North Carolina flavor.
Knoxville Regional Preview: Heavy Hitters Unite on Rocky Top
Balls may be flying out of Sherri Parker Lee Stadium this weekend with Division I’s top three home run hitters all featured in the Knoxville Regional.
Tallahassee Regional Preview: Speed Should Be On Display
Florida State welcomes UCF, South Carolina and Marist to the Tallahassee Regional, hoping to avoid a repeat of last season when the Seminoles were upset at home.
Oklahoma Awarded No. 1 Seed in NCAA Championship for Fourth Straight Year
The NCAA Division I Championship bracket was released Sunday night. Two-time defending champion Oklahoma was the No. 1 seed for the fourth straight year while Arizona and Michigan didn’t make the field for the first time in tournament history.
SEC Championship: Depth Helps Tennessee Complete SEC Title Sweep
Tennesssee increased its depth this season in pursuit of titles. The results showed on Saturday as the Lady Vols beat South Carolina 3-1 in the SEC tournament championship game.
ACC Tournament, Friday: Duke’s Curd No-Hits Clemson; FSU Cruises into Final
Duke freshman Cassidy Curd threw a no-hitter in her ACC Tournament starting debut while Florida State cruised back into the final with a run-rule win on Friday afternoon.
SEC Tournament, Friday: More Late-Game Heroics for South Carolina; Tennessee Homers Past Alabama
South Carolina’s late-game magic continued at the SEC Tournament to reach the championship game while No. 1 Tennessee used home runs to rally and beat Alabama.
SEC Tournament, Thursday: Alabama, South Carolina Prevail in Extras; Auburn Rallies
The action at the SEC Tournament on Thursday featured more extra-inning thrillers, clutch hits and two teams from Alabama having their aces backs in different ways.