OKLAHOMA CITY – The Women’s College World Series got underway Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium as Oregon, Florida, Kentucky and Alabama moved into the winners bracket with victories.
Florida got the day started with a bang, defeating Baylor 11-0 in five innings. Top overall seed Oregon continued the shutout trend, blanking Florida State 3-0 thanks to Cheridan Hawkins’ one-hitter. The Gators and the Ducks will meet on Friday with the winner a step closer to the championship series, while the Seminoles and Bears will do battle on Saturday in an elimination game.
The evening session saw another one-hitter, this one tossed by Kentucky’s Kelsey Nunley as the Wildcats beat Louisiana-Lafayette 4-1. In the night cap, Alabama defeated Oklahoma 6-2 in a matchup of the past two NCAA champions. Kentucky will face the Crimson Tide in an all-SEC affair on Friday, while the Ragin’ Cajuns and Sooners will take the field in an elimination game on Saturday.
Kevin Kugler and Leah Amico will have all the action of the best-of-three WCWS Championship Series beginning on Monday night at 7:45 PM Eastern on WestwoodOne Sports and right here on WestwoodOneSports.com.