The GIST: With No. 10 Florida State and No. 1 Oklahoma splitting the first two games of the best-of-three Women’s College World Series (WCWS) championship series, it all comes down to today’s 3 p.m. ET Game 3 on ESPN. No pressure, no diamonds.
How they got here: Both Florida State and Oklahoma made history as just the fourth and fifth teams in WCWS history to advance to the champ series after losing the first game of the tourney. Behind a stellar offensive and night from freshman Kalei Harding, Florida State claimed Tuesday’s Game 1 with an 8–4 win.
- But Oklahoma evened things up with a 6–2 win yesterday, with who else but Player of the Year Jocelyn Alo hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Clutch.
The big picture: As cliché as it sounds, we’re all winners no matter who hoists the trophy tonight. This year’s WCWS , James Madison University (JMU: a ) captured our hearts with a Cinderella run to the semifinals and a thriving pro softball league keeps shining. Just further proof that if you build it, .