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Long ball leads No. 5 UCLA past No. 1 Oklahoma as Bruins force Game 2 in WCWS semifinals

Jun 6, 2022
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Maya Brady homered twice and drove in five runs as No. 5 UCLA beat No. 1 Oklahoma, 7-3, on Monday to force a second game in the Women's College World Series semifinals.

The rematch is set for 12:19 p.m. PT on ESPN. The winner will advance to the best-of-three championship series, which begins Wednesday.

Delanie Wisz continued her hot hitting in the first inning, scooping a two-run homer to left to give the Bruins an early 2-0 lead.

They would never trail.

After Oklahoma responded with a solo homer in the bottom of the first, Brady belted a three-run homer to put UCLA up 4-1 in the third.

Another OU homer again made it a one-run game in the fourth, but Brady put the game to bed with a two-run tater in the seventh, her fourth and fifth RBI of the day.

Megan Faraimo and Holly Azevedo combined to slow down an Oklahoma lineup that has only lost three games all season.

Azevedo made a huge pitch in the fifth, fanning NCAA all-time home run leader Jocelyn Alo, who represented the tying run, with a wicked changeup.

One more win and the Bruins will be one step closer to securing their 13th national championship, the most in the NCAA.