Sooners Beat James Madison To Earn Spot In WCWS Championship Series

Monday, June 7th 2021, 5:08 pm
By: Ryan Welton


Oklahoma has earned a spot in the Women's College World Series championship series.

The Sooners defeated James Madison and standout pitcher Oddici Alexander 7-1 Monday afternoon, a day after they beat the Dukes 6-3.

The mid-major school from Harrisonburg, Virginia, beat Missouri in the Super Regionals to earn the trip to Oklahoma City -- and then promptly beat the No. 1 Sooners in the very first game, 4-3. They then beat Oklahoma State, 2-1.

Oklahoma had to beat the Dukes twice for the chance to play for the championship, and that came after having to beat Georgia and UCLA, consecutively, Saturday.

James Madison hit a homer to lead off Monday's elimination game, taking that 1-0 lead into the 4th inning.

Oklahoma took the lead, 2-1, in the fourth and then Mackenzie Donihoo knocked in two more runs in the 5th to make it 4-1.

Jayda Coleman drove in two more runs to make it 6-1 in the 5th, and then Jocelyn Alo hit a homer to make it 7-1 in the 6th.

Star pitcher Giselle Juarez pitched a complete game for Oklahoma.

Coach Patty Gasso's team will face off against either Alabama or Florida State starting Tuesday night. The Sooners are hoping to win their fifth national championship in program history. Oklahoma won the title in 2000, 2013, 2016 and 2017.