A field of 64 NCAA Division I women’s softball teams has been whittled down to eight squads that will compete in the 2022 Women’s College World Series.
Only three of the top eight seeds and five of the top 16 made it to Oklahoma City as three underdogs crashed the party.
The field includes reigning champion and overall No. 1 seed Oklahoma, which has dominated this season with its explosive offense, and No. 5 seed UCLA, the most successful team in college softball history. Two-time national champion Florida, the No. 14 seed, is back for another crack, as is seven-time champ Arizona – this time as an unseeded team that has exceeded expectations. No. 7 seed Oklahoma State, No. 9 seed Northwestern, Texas and Oregon State are each seeking their first NCAA softball championships.
In all, the Pac-12 (UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State) and Big 12 (Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas) each sent three times to the Women’s College World Series, while the Big Ten (Northwestern) and SEC (Florida) each have one. The tournament starts Thursday with four games.
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Here’s a look at the Women’s College World Series schedule, followed by results from the super regionals and regionals.
Women’s College World Series
All times ET unless noted
Game 1: Texas vs. UCLA, noon (ESPN)
Game 2: Northwestern vs. Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 3: Oregon State vs. Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Arizona vs. Oklahoma State, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 5: Loser of game 1 vs. Loser of game 2, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 6: Loser of game 3 vs. Loser of game 4, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Game 7: Winner of game 1 vs. Winner of game 2, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 8: Winner of game 3 vs. Winner of game 4, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 9: Winner of game 5 vs. Loser of game 8, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 10: Winner of game 6 vs. Loser of game 7, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Game 11: Winner of game 7 vs. Winner of game 9, Noon (ESPN)
Game 12 (if necessary): 2:30 p.m….
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Publish date : 2022-05-30 23:44:26
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