Oklahoma hands Florida State a second-straight loss in the finals to win the 2021 Women’s College World Series.
The Oklahoma Sooners have won yet another national championship with Patty Gasso leading them. For the fifth time since 2000, Oklahoma has come out on top of the Women’s College World Series.
After losing Game 1 of the finals series to the Florida State Seminoles, Oklahoma bounced back and claimed games two and three with relative ease. The Sooners beat FSU 6-2 in Game 2 and then won in similarly solid fashion in Game 3.
Oklahoma got off to a hot start Wednesday afternoon, scoring first and claiming a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Jocelyn Alo sent a home run out past left field.
In the second inning, Jayda Coleman followed Alo’s solo shot up with a homer of her own, giving the Sooners a 2-0 advantage over the Seminoles. Those two scores alone would’ve been enough for Oklahoma to claim the national championship, but the Sooners weren’t done scoring.
After Florida State got a run back with an RBI double in the top of the third, Oklahoma got busy adding more runs to the scoreboard. A wild pitch and an RBI double from the Sooners in the bottom half of the third gave Oklahoma three more runs and a 5-1 lead over the Seminoles.
And that score held as Oklahoma’s Giselle Juarez kept FSU from getting any closer. Oklahoma finished the year at 56-4 and national champs.
The Oklahoma Sooners are an incredibly dominant program who have been frequent visitors of the Women’s College World Series with Patty Gasso
The Sooners have made it to the Women’s College World Series 13 times thanks to the leadership of Patty Gasso. Oklahoma is an absolute powerhouse and has frequently competed for national championships with her at the helm.
But this team hasn’t just competed for a few national titles, they’ve won several too. Gasso won her first Women’s College World Series with the Sooners in 2000 when Oklahoma beat out UCLA in Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma won it all again in 2013 when the Sooners took down Tennessee. OU was back as national champs in back-to-back years in 2016 and 2017 when it defeated Auburn and Florida respectively.
The Sooners will have plenty of returning production in 2022, so they will certainly be in the WCWS conversation again next season.