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Sooners Softball Advances to Super Regional Against #6 Alabama

Rich DeCray

The Oklahoma Sooners coasted through their regional opponents this weekend, capping it off with a 2-0 win against Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon. They went 3-0 in the region advancing to the Super Regional for the sixth time in a row. They will face off against the sixth seeded Alabama Crimson Tide, last year's NCAA tournament runner up. The Sooners also lost to the Crimson Tide in the 2012 NCAA Championship.

Oklahoma won the regional after three wins in three days, defeating Central Arkansas 8-0 on Friday, then defeating Texas A&M 7-5 after a walk off home run in the seventh and once again beating the Aggies, this time in a defensive battle that ended with a final score of 2-0. It took two shutouts and a shootout for the Sooners to advance, but the best team in the region was the one who ended up advancing.

Oklahoma will play Alabama in Tuscaloosa in a best out of three series. It should be one of, if not the most interesting match up of the Super Regionals as the Sooners try to go to their fifth straight Women's College World Series. This will be Patty Gasso's eighth Super Regional since 2005. A win in that series will mean that every single senior on the team advanced to the WCWS in all four of their eligible years as a Sooner, which is an outstanding feat to accomplish.

This series will be difficult for the Sooners but there is no reason as to why they can't pull off the upset over the Crimson Tide, who will be going to their 11th straight Super Regional.