Alabama Defeats Oklahoma, 8-6, In WCWS, Forces Final Game
The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Oklahoma Sooners, 8-6, Tuesday night, at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to the even up their best-of-three game Women's College World Series Championship Series at one game apiece.
The Crimson Tide used the big inning, and mistakes, to thier advantage, scoring four runs in two different innings, four of them unearned, on only four total hits.
The Sooners scored a run in the first inning, to take a 1-0 lead, before Alabama scored four runs in the second inning, and four more in the fourth, to open up an 8-1 advantage.
Oklahoma made a late run, scoring five runs in the seventh, but it was too little, too late, and Alabama went on the the two-run victory, and force a third, and decisive game, Wednesday night.
Jackie Raina (41-3) got the win for Alabama, while Keilani Ricketts (37-8) suffered the loss for Oklahoma.
With the win, Alabama improved to 59-8 on the year, while Oklahoma fell to 54-9.
The national championship will be on the line on Wednesday evening, when the two team meet at 7 pm (cdt).
View the game box score.