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A Catch That Changed a Game and Explained a Season
Why was Oklahoma leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of college softball this season? Just look at Jayda Coleman’s game-changing, home-run-denying catch in Game 2.
Decade of Dominance: Oklahoma Continues to Make the Moment Their Own
Again and again over the past decade, Oklahoma has proved it is right for the times in college softball. That isn’t nearly as easy as the Sooners make it look.
WCWS Finals: Oklahoma Dynasty Captures Historic Three-Peat with Game Two Win
The dynasty continues. Oklahoma secured the second-ever three-peat and the best winning percentage in a single season to win the 2023 WCWS.
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.
WCWS Finals: Bahl Blanks Florida State in Game 1, Oklahoma Nears Three-Peat
The legacy of Jordy Bahl continues to grow. The Oklahoma ace shut out Florida State, putting the Sooners one win away from a three-peat.
Jordy Bahl Scuttles Florida State’s Best-Laid Pitching Plans in Game 1
Florida State had a proven plan. But this time, Oklahoma had Jordy Bahl. In Game 1 of the championship series, that made all the difference.
The D1Softball Championship Preview
Tara Henry and Gray Robertson get you ready for best-of-three championship series! They break down the match-up of No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 3 Florida State.
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.
WCWS Game 11: Sooners Catch a Rising Star, Slip Past Stanford to Reach Championship Series
Baffled by Stanford’s NiJaree Canady throughout the WCWS, Oklahoma All-American Tiare Jennings got one last chance to solve the riddle. She didn’t let it go to waste.
WCWS Game 10: All-Americans Do All-American Things, Send Tennessee to Semifinals
This time, Ashley Rogers got to pitch And pitch. And pitch. The ace’s complete game beat Oklahoma State and sent Tennessee to the WCWS semifinals.
Chung Comes Through in the Clutch Again for Stanford
Kylie Chung didn’t have a defined role for Stanford coming into the season, so she made one.
Her clutch hitting down the stretch now has the Cardinal in the WCWS semifinals.
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 Photo Gallery – Day 2
D1Softball has you covered with all the sights of the Women’s College World Series. PLUS, recaps of every game.
WCWS Game 8: Florida State Staves Off Washington, Moves Into Driver’s Seat
Josie Muffley gave her best Jessie Warren impression. Her leaping snag secured Florida State’s 3-1 win over Washington.
Playing the Long Game: WCWS Freshmen Pitchers May One Day Slow the Sooners
Saturday was a tough day for freshmen starters. But in a WCWS full of freshmen in the circle, it may also have been a preview of how college softball will one day catch up to Oklahoma.
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 6: Oklahoma State Rolls, Ends Utah’s Magical Run
Kenny Gajewski was confident his team would respond in a big way. Oklahoma State did with a 8-0 run-rule win over Utah to stay alive.
WCWS Game 5: Stanford’s Vawter and Canady Combine to Eliminate Fouts and Alabama
Alana Vawter and NiJaree Canardy combined on a one-hitter to deliver Stanford its first WCWS win in 19 years and bring the Montana Fouts era in college softball to a close.
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 3: Florida State Makes Statement in Run-Rule Win Over Oklahoma State
Florida State made quite the statement. The Noles won their first opening WCWS game in its last six tries after run ruling Oklahoma State.
Jordy Bahl’s Real Women’s College World Series Debut
Jordy Bahl pitched in the WCWS as a freshman. But what we saw in Thursday’s opening game was the Oklahoma ace’s real WCWS debut.
WCWS Game 2: Clutch Coleman and Sooners Spoil Canady’s Curtain-Raising Gem
Stanford freshman NiJaree Canady woke up the echoes of WCWS aces past in a stellar debut, but Jayda Coleman, Jordy Bahl and No. 1 Oklahoma ultimately made it a footnote on their march toward another title.
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.
The Next Evolution: How Jayda Coleman Kept the Oklahoma Dynasty Moving Forward
You don’t stay on top by staying the same. For Oklahoma and coach Patty Gasso, Jayda Coleman was the player and the personality that the Sooners needed to keep moving forward.
The D1Softball WCWS Preview
Tara Henry and Gray Robertson get you ready for the Women’s College World Series. They also chatted with ESPN’s Amanda Scarborough as she made her way to OKC.
Eight Things to Know About the 2023 WCWS
From Oklahoma chasing history to the role of transfers, fifth-year players and geography, all you need to know to prepare for the 2023 WCWS.
Tuscaloosa Super Regional: Lightning Strikes Twice as Fouts Sends Alabama Back to WCWS
Montana Fouts had plenty of help this time, but Alabama’s ace said farewell to the Rhoads House by saying hello again to the Women’s College World Series.
Tuscaloosa Super Regional: Fouts, Prange and Crimson Tide Win Round 2, Force Sunday Finale
Alabama’s Ashley Prange gave Montana Fouts a lead to protect, and the legend didn’t let it slip away. Now it’s one game for a trip to OKC.
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.