As the No. 1 seed, the Sooners are the favorites to win their third Women’s College World Series title in the last four seasons, but that has only happened five times in the last 15 years. One of those five times, however, was OU in 2013, the last time the Sooners earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Softball Championship.
The Sooners’ 6-1 win over their in-state rivals, the Cowgirls of Oklahoma State, on Friday night, advanced Oklahoma further into the winner’s bracket. The benefit of Friday’s win is the Sooners do not have to play again until Sunday, and they would have to lose twice on Sunday to fail to make it to the best-of-three championship series.