OU softball survives loss, advances to super regionals


OKLAHOMA SOFTBALL TOOK THE FIELD TODAY. ONE WIN AWAY FROM ADVANCING FROM THE NCAA SUPERREGIONAL’S FOR THE 10th STRAIGHT SEASON. WRITING THE NCAA SINGLE SEASON, 40 GAME WINNING STREAK AND WISCONSIN DID NOT CARE ABOUT THAT ONE BIT. OU WOULD GET OFF TO A GOOD START. SYDNEY LAYS OFF THE GAME BY BLASTING A HOMER ON THE FIRST PITCH. OKLAHOMA UP 1-0. SAME SCORE, TOP OF THE SIX. THE BUNT IS LAID DOWN FOR WISCONSIN. THE GAME IS TIED AT ONE. NEXT BATTER, A BUNT AGAIN. SOONERS, FIRST CONTROLLING IN OVER A MONTH. BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH, OU WITH THE WINNING RUN AT THE PLATE. NO MAGIC HERE. OKLAHOMA NCAA SINGLE SEASON RECORD STEPPED JUST LIKE THAT AS WISCONSIN FORCES A WINNER TAKE ALL GAME, WITH 2-1. GAME TWO, SCORELESS INTO THE THIRD. A FLY BALL TO LEFT. A NICE GRAPH. SOONERS WILL BE 1-0. TOP OF THE FOURTH, IT IS INSURANCE TIME. GRACE GREENBLATT A SOLO SHOT TO LEFT. OKLAHOMA UP 2-0. TWO RUNS WERE GIVEN UP IN GAME ONE BUT SHE SCATTERS FOR HITS ON 100 PITCHES. THREE STRIKEOUTS IN THE PROCESS. BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH, OR IS ABLE TO GET A POP UP. THAT ENDS UP. YOU SURVIVING 2-0. OU WAS THERE TODAY TO WATCH THE WHOLE ROLLER COASTER REGIONAL FINAL. Reporter: A ROLLER COASTER IS EXACTLY WHAT TODAY WAS FOR THE SOONERS. THE EMOTIONS FROM STARTING GAME ONE, VERY FIRST PITCH, A HOME RUN TO HAVING THEIR WINNING STREAK SMASHED AND HAVING TO BATTLE BACK TO STAY ALIVE. IT IS THOSE THINGS THAT THE HEAD COACH SAYS HER TEAM NEEDED TO EXPERIENCE THIS POST SEASON. HAS BEEN KIND OF FLAT. WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR BACK AGAINST THE WALL, IT IS CHARACTER BUILDER. EITHER YOU ARE GOING TO BE THERE OR YOU ARE NOT. YOU’LL BE AFRAID TO LOSE OR YOU WILL PLAY TO WIN. THEY STARTED PLAYING TO WIN. Reporter: CAME TO, THE SOONER OR LATER SAID THEY CAME IN LETTING GO OF EVERYTHING FROM THE MATCHUP BEFORE. THE MENTALITY WAS ASSEMBLED. LAKOTA, PLAYING TO WIN. NOT HEARING ANYTHING. I THINK STICKING TOGETHER WILL BE A HUGE PART. SHE TOUCHES ABOUT GOING AND HAVING FUN, EVEN AS A TEAM, NOT JUST AS HITTERS. JUST GOING AND HAVING FUN. HE PRESSED A LITTLE BUT THE FIRST GAME. THAT IS WHAT I DID IN THE BOX. I JUST ONE OUT THERE AND HAVE FUN. Reporter: YOU COULD FEEL THE CHANGE IN THE LADIES IN GAME TWO. TODAY’S FINAL, A GOOD LESSON

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