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Oklahoma tops Florida State for third straight NCAA softball title

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's historic run through the softball season culminated with a 3-1 win over Florida State and a third straight national championship on Thursday night.

It was the Sooners' NCAA-record 53rd consecutive victory. They became the first team to win back-to-back-to-back titles since UCLA in 1990.

After falling behind 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Oklahoma's prolific offense answered with back-to-back home runs off ACC Pitcher of the Year Kathryn Sandercock to start the fifth.

It was the first multiple-home run game for Sandercock since Feb. 19.

Oklahoma All-American pitcher Jordy Bahl then came out of the bullpen in relief of Alex Storako, who gave up one earned run and three hits in four innings, improving to 19-0.