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Laramie
05-19-2019, 09:30 PM
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2019 Road to Oklahoma City


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Laramie
05-19-2019, 09:49 PM
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2019 DI Women's College World Series: Official Bracket: https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/softball/d1/2019

Laramie
05-23-2019, 07:47 PM
Florida State Tallahassee Super Regional: Best of 3

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Samantha Show

Oklahoma State 3 - Florida State 1
9 Innings



Eight super regional winners will advance to the WCWS.

Laramie
05-24-2019, 03:34 PM
University of Oklahoma Norman Super Regional: Best of 3

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Giselle "G" Juarez

Oklahoma 3 - Northwestern 0


Eight super regional winners will advance to the WCWS.

Laramie
05-24-2019, 07:19 PM
Florida State Tallahassee Super Regional: Best of 3

Florida State 4 - Oklahoma State 1


Series tied 1 - 1 Winner of tomorrow's final (Saturday) @ 11:00 a.m., advances to WCWS Elite Eight.

BlackmoreRulz
05-25-2019, 12:18 PM
Cowgirls are the first team to punch their ticket to OKC, beating the defending national champs 3-2 in the deciding game.

Laramie
05-25-2019, 12:27 PM
Florida State Tallahassee Super Regional: Best of 3

Oklahoma State 3 - Florida State 2

Congratulations to Oklahoma State on beating the defending 2018 WCWS National Champions 2 game to 1. Cowgirls advance to Oklahoma City to compete for WCWS.

Laramie
05-25-2019, 04:46 PM
University of Oklahoma Norman Super Regional: Best of 3

Oklahoma 8 - Northwestern 0

Congratulations to Lady Sooners on defeating Northwestern 2 games to 0 to advance to the WCWS in Oklahoma City.

Laramie
05-25-2019, 06:26 PM
So refreshing to finally see Marita Hynes, who OU's softball field is named in honor (Marita Hynes Field). ESPN showed a clip of her during the OU-Northwestern game.

Great to see people living who have fields & stadiums named in their honor. Glad she enjoys softball and lives the enjoyment to have her name attached to something of significance on the OU campus.

Teams to punch their tickets to Oklahoma City:


Oklahoma State University
University of Alabama
University of Oklahoma
University of Minnesota

Just love the mention & attention our city is getting on ESPN throughout the softball super regionals. Can't wait to get the Don E. Porter ASA Hall of Fame Stadium construction finished for the 2020 playoffs.


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Glad to see both of our state's major universities advance; however it results in less out-of-state revenue pumped into our local economy.

Congratulations to Oklahoma State & Oklahoma...

BlackmoreRulz
05-25-2019, 08:07 PM
One of the Cowgirl's video bombs her coach during an ESPN interview, hilarious.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/video/26820089/oklahoma-state-dominguez-puts-show-coach-interview

Laramie
05-26-2019, 03:04 PM
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2019 Women's College World Series: Schedule

Thursday, May 30


No. 3 Washington vs. No. 6 Arizona | 12 p.m. ET on ESPN

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 7 Minnesota | 2:30 p.m. on ESPN

No. 5 Florida vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. on ESPN2

No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 8 Alabama | 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2


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Bill Robertson
05-26-2019, 05:10 PM
Yay! OU on past my bedtime. Sorry just had to rant.

SoonerDave
05-30-2019, 08:12 AM
Don't know if anyone has been checking the various resale sites, but the WCWS is no longer one of these "best kept secrets." Last time I went to a game featuring OU I could snag seats for $30-50 from the PrimeSports (official) site - not anymore. Session 2 tickets that include both the OSU and OU games tonight are going for well north of $100 each. That's a little pricey for me. If OU won straight through and I wanted tix for each game, that could be around $1,000 ($100 x 2 seats x minimum five games). Can't do that.

Guess I'm going to hold off and save up in the hopes the Sooners make the title series, and maybe catch one of those games. If someone has a line on something a bit more sane drop me a PM :)

RaRaRyan
05-30-2019, 08:20 AM
Yay! OU on past my bedtime. Sorry just had to rant.

Those are actually Eastern times. OSU is scheduled to start at 6, OU at 8:30.

Bill Robertson
05-30-2019, 12:12 PM
Those are actually Eastern times. OSU is scheduled to start at 6, OU at 8:30.Don’t really care about OSU. 8:30 is past my bedtime. I get up at 4:00.

Laramie
05-30-2019, 10:12 PM
WCWS: Opening day scores:


Arizona 3 - Washington 1

UCLA 7 - Minnesota 2

Oklahoma State 2 - Florida 1

Oklahoma 3 - Alabama 2

Winners' bracket: Friday, May 31


Game 5: Arizona vs. UCLA | 6 p.m. ET on ESPN CST

Game 6: Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma | 8:30 p.m. on ESPN CST

SoonerDave
05-31-2019, 06:48 AM
In case anyone was wondering, losers of *today's* games cross over to the opposite bracket to play the winner of the corresponding elimination games. Each of today's winners is off until Sunday, making tomorrow "Elimination Saturday."

The loser of Arizona-UCLA plays the winner of Florida-Alabama, while the loser of OU-OSU plays the winner of Washington-Minnesota. Losers of Florida-Alabama and Washington-Minnesota are, obviously, eliminated.

UCLA looked awfully strong in the early game yesterday. I think I'd pick them over 'Zona. Although OSU is arguably the hottest team in the tourney right now, without Show they lose in a shutout yesterday. I'll pick the Sooners over the Pokes.

On the elimination side, I think Minnesota is a bit starry-eyed in even being here. I like Washington in that matchup. Florida-Bama is a tough call; Florida has next to no pitching behind Barnhill, but Bama's starter should have been rocked for a lot more than one run in that first inning against OU. By a hair's breadth, I'll take Bama over Florida, but man, it's a close call.

That gives elimination-day setups of Florida-Arizona and OSU-Bama.....see how close I get :)

PaddyShack
05-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Too bad the final couldn't be a bedlam game!

jedicurt
05-31-2019, 08:06 AM
Too bad the final couldn't be a bedlam game!

i mean it still could be. if OU or OSU losses today, and then wins through the losers bracket, they could still face each other in the Final

Laramie
05-31-2019, 10:46 AM
SoonerDave, I was impressed with UCLA, and equally impressed with Minnesota's 1st appearance to the WCWS.

Hope we continue to host the WCWS, because it was nice for a change to see our state teams have a little of an edge by playing in a venue in their home state (Oklahoma City).

Recall a bigger stage of collegiate football (21st Century) where OU had to play Florida State & Florida in NCAA championship games in Miami (1-1) & LSU in New Orleans (0-1).

Gotta give it up to our rival OSU in softball; taking down FSU in the Tallahassee regional and against Florida in OKC opening day.

In recent years, teams from Oklahoma & Florida have dominated the WCWS...

Bedlam in softball; it will be a challenge for OU to beat OSU tonight since these teams are familiar with each other although OU has won the previous meetings--anything could happen.

BoulderSooner
05-31-2019, 11:14 AM
SoonerDave, I was impressed with UCLA, and equally impressed with Minnesota's 1st appearance to the WCWS.

Hope we continue to host the WCWS, because it was nice for a change to see our state teams have a little of an edge by playing in a venue in their home state (Oklahoma City).

Recall a bigger stage of collegiate football (21st Century) where OU had to play Florida State & Florida in NCAA championship games in Miami (1-1) & LSU in New Orleans (0-1).

Gotta give it up to our rival OSU in softball; taking down FSU in the Tallahassee regional and against Florida in OKC opening day.

In recent years, teams from Oklahoma & Florida have dominated the WCWS...

Bedlam in softball; it will be a challenge for OU to beat OSU tonight since these teams are familiar with each other although OU has won the previous meetings--anything could happen.

OU has won 23 in a row over osu .... that is likely to continue

Laramie
05-31-2019, 05:14 PM
OU has won 23 in a row over osu .... that is likely to continue

Hope so, just get this strange feeling that the streak might be coming to an end. Would like to see the OU seniors win one more championship since this is their last year together. OSU appears to be on an unstoppable streak; they have found a way to win.

We'll see Bedlam at its best.

gopokes88
05-31-2019, 06:36 PM
This is such a cool event okc gets to host and I’m glad we made the investment to keep it for the long run and likely forever.

Lafferty Daniel
05-31-2019, 06:38 PM
Hope so, just get this strange feeling that the streak might be coming to an end. Would like to see the OU seniors win one more championship since this is their last year together. OSU appears to be on an unstoppable streak; they have found a way to win.

We'll see Bedlam at its best.

OSU is a one trick pony with Show. The Florida pitcher threw a no hitter last night other than Show's two HR. OU is going to win again tonight.

SoonerDave
05-31-2019, 11:55 PM
OU got to Show early and she was lucky not to get completely blown out in the first inning. OU plated three and stranded two baserunners in scoring position. Juarez dominated Show at the plate, struck out ten of her final 12 batters and allowed only a single earned run. OU's performance really showed just how good these Sooners are.

SoonerDave
05-31-2019, 11:57 PM
This is such a cool event okc gets to host and I’m glad we made the investment to keep it for the long run and likely forever.

I was surprised how many had left barely halfway through. Although OU led all the way and Juarez was in control, it was hardly a blowout until OU got three runs in the fifth.

Laramie
06-01-2019, 10:34 AM
This is such a cool event okc gets to host and I’m glad we made the investment to keep it for the long run and likely forever.

One of the events that has the potential to grow like the NFR which outgrew our city for a bigger stage. Dito your comment about long-term investment, bond support for this investment will impact OKC for years beyond 2035. Can't wait to see the 2020 finished product $27.5 million in improvements.

Don't be surprise to see another stadium expansion-renovation prior to the term of the current agreement. ESPN's telecasts have taken this tournament to a new level.

BTW, love the term 'Survival Saturday,' instead of 'Elimination Saturday' --puts a positive spin on it.

gopokes88
06-02-2019, 01:48 PM
One of the events that has the potential to grow like the NFR which outgrew our city for a bigger stage. Dito your comment about long-term investment, bond support for this investment will impact OKC for years beyond 2035. Can't wait to see the 2020 finished product $27.5 million in improvements.

Don't be surprise to see another stadium expansion-renovation prior to the term of the current agreement. ESPN's telecasts have taken this tournament to a new level.

BTW, love the term 'Survival Saturday,' instead of 'Elimination Saturday' --puts a positive spin on it.

If we keep investing it will be here forever. College sports revere traditions. WCWS in OKC is now tradition, they won’t leave unless we force them.

mugofbeer
06-02-2019, 02:15 PM
Being out of state, l never see. Do they use any of the other 3 diamonds for actual WCWS games?

SEMIweather
06-02-2019, 03:40 PM
Being out of state, l never see. Do they use any of the other 3 diamonds for actual WCWS games?

No, it's all at the main field.

Fantastic game between UCLA and Washington today, BTW.

SoonerDave
06-03-2019, 10:29 AM
First game for the Sooners vs UCLA is tonight at 6:30, weather permitting.

One interesting thing I've noticed in "water cooler" discussions is that casual fans are a bit less engaged this year I think because of the really crazy Saturday schedule that emerged because of the weather delay. And no one really thought OU would have to play the "if-necessary" game vs Bama. The ESPN talking heads last night were discussing some sentiments expressed by coaches that an "off day" should be added to the WCWS schedule between the two elimination brackets and the finals. In this case, such a day would seemingly benefit OU, but who knows. Perhaps finding their bats vs Bama is a sign they need to just keep playing :)

OU goes in tonight arguably a bit more fatigued than UCLA, but perhaps the adversity can serve them positively in some way. Sure hope we can see OU grab their third Natty in four years!

Laramie
06-03-2019, 01:45 PM
SoonerDave they are either a bit fatigued or rejuvenated; let's see who shows up.

Seems to have taken the Sooners some time to jump start those bats; they really pelted Bama in the 2nd meeting to advance to the championship finals best of 3 bracket against UCLA.

Laramie
06-03-2019, 07:31 PM
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Actress Rue McClanahan: Healdton, Oklahoma

Dustin
06-04-2019, 10:43 PM
Shay Knighten is the truth!

Man, what a game!

UCLA wins 5-4 on a walk off for the championship.

Softball is one of the most exciting sports to watch.

dcsooner
06-05-2019, 03:39 AM
Congratulations from and OU grad to UCLA , they were just better this year. Congrats as well to the Sooner Seniors, they had fantastic careers, nothing for them to be disappointed about, gave it their all to the very end.

Laramie
06-05-2019, 05:01 AM
Congratulations to the UCLA Bruins softball team on an outstanding run in winning the 2019 WCWS.

Great run for our OU Sooner women's softball team & Coach Patty Gasso; we know you will be back in 2020.