The Oklahoma Sooners complete the three-peat at the Women's College World Series
The GIST: As you read, for the third straight year (and fifth time in the last seven seasons), the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners are your NCAA softball national champions, finishing their incredible record-setting season on a 53-game win streak. Dominant? More like the undisputed dynasty.
How they did it: After chipping their way through the No. 3 Florida State Seminoles’ bullpen to win Wednesday’s Game 1 5–0, Oklahoma trailed FSU for exactly two outs last night…then sophomore first baseman Cydney Sanders and fifth-year shortstop Grace Lyons blasted back-to-back home runs en route to the 3–1 Game 2 dub and the program’s seventh ’ship.
- The Most Outstanding Player? Sooner sophomore pitcher Jordy Bahl, who didn’t surrender a single run throughout the entire Women’s College World Series (WCWS). Ice in her veins.
The bigger picture: As the first team to three-peat since the 1988–90 UCLA Bruins (the only other squad to do it), it’s clear that Gasso — who’s led the Sooners since 1994 — has the recipe for success in a sport with skyrocketing parity: one part unwavering confidence, one part unrivaled loyalty to her players, and a healthy dash of elite transfer talent.