The Oklahoma Sooners are still alive in the NCAA Tournament thanks to a walk-off home run by Sydney Romero in the bottom of the 10th against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Oklahoma’s victory forces a final game on Monday, which will serve as the de facto championship game of the Norman Regional.
This is what Sooner Magic looks like! @syd_syd2 with the walk-off HR to force a Game 7 rematch against Tulsa in the Norman Regional! pic.twitter.com/WVxm31Qm29— Oklahoma Sooners (@OU_Athletics) May 22, 2017
After losing its opening game of the tournament to North Dakota State, the Sooners have strung together three straight victories (5-3 vs. Arkansas, 10-2 vs. NDSU, 6-4 vs. Tulsa) to keep their season alive. Oklahoma was the first defending champion to lose its opening game of their regional since 1985, but it will prove prove to be nothing more than a road bump if the Sooners can pull out a victory on Monday.
Monday’s game will be played at Marita Hynes Field at noon and can be viewed on ESPNU and ESPN3.
Sydney Romero. Real-life superhero for @OU_Softball! pic.twitter.com/qyCh4zsIwR— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 22, 2017