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Oklahoma Sooners Softball Stays Alive In Women's College World Series By Eliminating Louisiana-Lafayette

Rich DeCray - SBN

It was bound to be a long two days for Oklahoma's softball team and the Sooners seemed more than obliged to participate. Mired in a pressure packed win or go home situation, OU is fighting for survival and must keep winning to do so.

First up for Oklahoma on the day were the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns who had taken two out of three games from OU back in March. Two runs in the first inning and a sixth inning home run by Callie Parsons was more than enough offense to down ULL's top hitting offense.

Sooner Hurler Kelsey Stevens fanned seven Cajun batters and gave up just one run (a seventh inning homer to Lexie Elkins) in Oklahoma's 3-1 win. "Overall, they're still a good hitting team," Stevens said.  "I just had to work really hard to do it."

Now the real challenge starts for Oklahoma where top seeded Oregon stands in their way tonight with the winner needing to down second seeded Alabama twice on Sunday. However, for right now just getting to Sunday is Oklahoma's focus.

"I think this team is going to be firing on all cylinders again tonight," Sooners Head Coach Patty Gasso sadi.  "Our goal and mission is to be standing on this field Sunday.  That's all we care about.  How it's going to get done, we don't know. But we're going to give everything we have to be standing on this field on Sunday."