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Sunday, June 3
Oklahoma 5, Arizona State 3
OKLAHOMA CITY - Arizona State softball saw its 2012 season end at the Women's College World Series after suffering a 5-3 loss to fourth-seed Oklahoma on Sunday.
The Sun Devils finished their season with a 53-11 record after losing to Oklahoma on Sunday 5-3, and previously to Alabama, 2-1, on Friday.
Alabama 5, California 2
OKLAHOMA CITY - Three homers from the Crimson Tide drowned California 5-2, as Alabama ousted the Golden Bears from the Women's College World Series on Sunday afternoon at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
Alabama struck first and scored one run in each of the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Danielle Henderson provided Cal's run support with a two-run homer in the top of the fourth.
Saturday, June 2
Arizona State 6, LSU 0
OKLAHOMA CITY - Arizona State softball continues its season in the Women's College World Series with a win against LSU, 6-0, on Saturday. The Sun Devils will play Oklahoma at Noon CT/10 a.m. PT Sunday.
ASU improves to 53-10 after eliminating LSU (40-25) in a 6-0 victory on elimination Saturday. The club will play fourth-seed Oklahoma (52-8) at 12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT on Sunday - the contest will be aired on ESPN/ESPN3 and online at www.watchESPN.com.
California 6, Oregon 3
OKLAHOMA CITY - With its back against the wall in an elimination game, the California softball team came out firing on all cylinders - defeating Pac-12 foe Oregon on Saturday evening to keep the Golden Bears' Women's College World Series dreams alive.
Cal must beat Alabama twice on Sunday to earn a spot in the championship final. First pitch between the Bears and Crimson Tide is set for 2:30 p.m. CT Sunday, following the ASU-Oklahoma game. Should the Sun Devils beat the Sooners in that game, they force the "if necessary" game, which will begin at 6 p.m. If Oklahoma wins the first game, the Sooners eliminate the Sun Devils and the Cal-Bama "if necessary" game will start at 6 p.m.
Friday, June 1
Oklahoma 3, California 0
OKLAHOMA CITY - Playing in front of Oklahoma's home field crowd, the California softball team could not get more than two hits off of Sooner southpaw Keilani Ricketts, failing 3-0 to Oklahoma on Friday evening on the second day of the Women's College World Series.
After Lauren Chamberlain drove in the first run, Cal battled with the bases loaded and no outs with three straight groundouts. Keilani Ricketts walked in a run in the top of the fourth to make it 2-0.
The Sooners got their lead-off hitter on in each of the first four innings. Cal, on the flip side, did not get a baserunner to third until the bottom of the sixth.
Alabama 2, Arizona State 1
OKLAHOMA CITY - The second day of the Women's College World Series saw Arizona State softball outlasted, 2-1, by Alabama late Friday night. The Sun Devils will face the winner of the South Florida-LSU game.
Arizona State (52-10) falls into the loser bracket after Alabama (57-7) edged past the Sun Devils, 2-1, Friday night. The session had a record-setting attendance of 9, 209, snapping the previous mark of 9,080.
Thursday, May 31
California 5, LSU 3
OKLAHOMA CITY - After trailing for only the second time in the postseason and the first since the 3-2 loss to Arkansas in the Berkeley Regional, the No. 1-seeded California softball team exploded for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to dismantle LSU in the Golden Bears' first game of the Women's College World Series.
In the top of the second, LSU jumped to a 2-0 lead, which the Bears halved with a socre in the third. The Bears tied it at two all with a run in the fifth before scoring thrice in the sixth. LSU tacked on one more run in the seventh, but it was not enough.
Frani Echavarria was the offensive starter for Cal, driving in three runs on a single, a sac fly and a groundout. Jamia Reid scored twice, had two hits and one RBI. Jolene Henderson pitched the complete-game victory, allowing eight hits and fanning five.
Arizona State 3, Oregon 1
OKLAHOMA CITY - Arizona State softball moved past the Oregon Ducks, 3-1, in the opening round of the Women's College World Series on Thursday. The Sun Devils will play Alabama at 6:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. CT, Friday, in the sixth game of the WCWS.
Arizona State (52-9) goes on to play Alabama (56-7) at 6:30 p.m. PT, Friday, in the winners bracket after defeating Oregon (44-17) with a score of 3-1. The Sun Devils are on the hunt to become the third softball program ever to win back-to-back national championships.