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Oklahoma blanks Florida St., closes in on WCWS title

Field Level Media
08 Jun 2023, 14:40 GMT+10

Jordy Bahl fired a two-hit shutout, leading No. 1 Oklahoma to a 5-0 win over No. 3 Florida State in the first game of the Women's College World Series championship round on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

The Sooners (60-1) posted their 52nd win in a row and are one victory away from sealing the best-of-three series to capture their third consecutive national title. Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday.

Bahl struck out 10 and walked just one. Kinzie Hansen led the Oklahoma offense with two hits and two RBIs, and Alyssa Brito and Rylie Boone each contributed two hits.

The Seminoles (58-10), who finished runner-up to Oklahoma in 2021, managed to hold the Sooners scoreless through three innings. Oklahoma put up three runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth.

The decisive fourth-inning rally started with Haley Lee getting hit by a pitch, the last batter faced by Florida State starter Mack Leonard. Hansen followed with an RBI double, and Brito hit an RBI single. The inning's third run scored on an error by Seminoles reliever Makenna Reid.

Hansen added a run-scoring single in the fifth, and Tiare Jennings knocked in a run with a sixth-inning single.

--Field Level Media

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