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The No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners kick off their postseason march to Oklahoma City this Friday against Marist with first pitch scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (but dependent on the game being played prior).

Game 1: Fordham vs. Arkansas - 5 p.m. (CST)

Game 2: Oklahoma vs. Marist - 7:30 p.m. (CST)

Quick Look At Arkansas

If there is a threat to Oklahoma in this regional, Arkansas appears to be the most likely candidate. They come from arguably the best softball conference in the country (SEC! SEC! SEC!), ended the season on a hot streak, and earned their first ever Top 25 ranking. Kimmy Beasly is their ace in the circle and an All-SEC second team pitcher. Devon Wallace is their best hitter and leads the country with a .635 on base percentage.

Quick Look At Marist

Marist won their MAAC Conference and are making their second ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Expect to see their senior ace and MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Emily Osterhaus in the circle Friday night against Oklahoma.

Quick Look At Fordham

Fordham earned their bid by winning the Atlantic 10's postseason tournament and are making their third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years.