Thu, 21 Sep 2023

Cydney Sanders and Grace Lyons hit back-to-back homers in the fifth inning, leading No. 1 Oklahoma to a 3-1 win over No. 3 Florida State as the Sooners won their third consecutive Women's College World Series championship on Thursday in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma (61-1) swept the best-of-three championship series. The Sooners won their final 53 games to end the season as they joined UCLA (1988-90) as the only teams to capture three WCWS titles in a row.

The Seminoles (58-11) took a 1-0 lead on a fourth-inning homer by Mack Leonard.

Sanders responded with a leadoff homer in the next half-inning, and then Lyons went deep to put Oklahoma in front. Alynah Torres gave the Sooners an insurance run with an RBI single in the sixth.

Oklahoma's Jordy Bahl, who threw a complete game in a 5-0 victory in Game 1 of the final round on Wednesday, came on in relief and got the win in Game 2, too. She threw three perfect innings, striking out three. Sooners starter Alex Storako allowed one run on three hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings.

Florida State pitcher Kathryn Sandercock yielded three runs on eight hits in a complete game. She walked one and fanned three.

--Field Level Media

More Sacramento News

Access More

Sign up for Sacramento News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!