After an exciting super regional weekend, the scene is set for the 2018 Women’s College World Series beginning this Thursday, May 31st. The Top 8 seeds all advanced with five of those taking the series in the first two games.
Action from OKC begins Thursday. Click here for the full 2018 Women’s College World Series bracket.
Super Regional Wrap-Up
#1 Oregon advances over #16 Kentucky. After dropping game one 6-9, the Ducks rebounded for 6-1 and 11-1 wins in games 2 and 3 to take the series against a very hot hitting Kentucky line-up.
#2 Florida advances over #15 Texas A&M. After coming from behind in the 7th of game one for the 5-4 victory, and then dropping game two 4-5, the Gators manages to rally for the 5-3 win in game 3 to clinch the series.
#3 UCLA advances over #14 Arizona. The history and tradition surrounding these two teams made this Pac-12 matchup the most talked about in this super regionals. UCLA took game 7-1 and then managed the sweep in a very close 3-2 game 2.
#4 Oklahoma advances over #13 Arkansas. Arkansas made a solid run through SEC play and into post season but could not stop the two-time defending champs as Oklahoma took two games 7-2 and 9-0.
#5 Washington advances over #12 Alabama. After a 9-inning 3-2 victory in game 1, the Huskies took the momentum into game two and clinched the series with a 6-0 victory.
#6 Florida State advances over #11 LSU. After dropping game one 5-6, the Seminoles took LSU to 11 innings and managed the 8-5 victory in game 2. Florida State then took the series finale 3-1 to secure their spot in OKC.
#7 Georgia advances over #10 Tennessee. In another SEC post season matchup, Georgia (who finished last in SEC in 2017) narrowly took games one and two from Tennessee 4-3 and 2-1.
#8 Arizona State advances over #9 South Carolina. These two teams made waves in their respective conferences during the 2018 season but it was ASU who came out on top with a pair of 5-2 victories over the Gamecocks to advance to the Women’s College World Series.
Firecrackers in the WCWS
*Mary Iakopo – Freshman, Catcher
*Megan Kleist – Junior, Pitcher
*Nicole DeWitt – Senior, INF
*Brianna Tautalafua – Senior, INF
*Jelly Felix – Senior, OF
*Eliyah Flores – Freshman, INF
*Melanie Olmos – Sophomore, Pitcher
*Kaija Gibson – Sophomore, OF
*Sis Bates – Sophomore, INF
*Taylor VanZee – Senior, INF
*Alyssa DiCarlo – Junior, INF
*Mahlena O’Neal – Sophomore, Catcher
#8 Arizona State
*Bella Loomis – Freshman, INF
*Brianna Macha – Senior, Pitcher
*Taylor Becerra – Junior, INF