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.
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.