The Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Auburn Tigers by a score of 5-2 to qualify for their 11th Women’s College World Series berth in school history. The Sooners will look to defend their title in Oklahoma City next week.
Ball game!— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) May 27, 2017
The #Sooners are heading back to Oklahoma City and the #WCWS to defend their crown with a 5-2 win over Auburn! pic.twitter.com/FTGeVkH4Cx
Oklahoma got the scoring going in the bottom of the 2nd when Shelby Pendley drove a ball well over the wall in right field for a three-run homer. Auburn responded with a homer of its own off of OU starter Mariah Lopez to make it 3-1. The Tigers made it even more intriguing in the 5th with an RBI single off of reliever Paige Lowary.
With a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 6th, Pendley added to the lead with a single up the middle to make it 4-2. OU added some insurance with a clever double steal shortly thereafter, scoring Raegan Rogers.
The Sooners are returning to the WCWS for the 11th time in school history, and they’ll look to win a fourth National Championship behind a roster that has been there and done that. After a rough start to the season, this team looks primed to repeat in Oklahoma City.
Win AND go home! #RoadToWCWS pic.twitter.com/7XzJ8dFHun— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) May 27, 2017