We are a bit late in the game here, apologies for that, but let’s get you all up to speed.
Alabama and Georgia are through to the Women’s College World Series bracket. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs each defeated SEC oppositions en route to making it to Oklahoma City.
Alabama was the least surprising result of the two. The vaunted Tide rolled past Kentucky, sweeping them with 4-3 and 4-1 results in their favor. This comes after vamoosing through the regionals round, which included two victories over the ACC’s Clemson Tigers. They haven’t lost yet in this tournament, and figure to be one of the top-tier contenders. This is the 13th WCWS appearance for Alabama, as they continue to add to their program’s standing as one of the best in the nation.
Georgia, meanwhile, was a surprise. The Dawgs swept the highly-touted Florida Gators in two games in the Supers. This sweep came on down in Gainesville, which adds just a little bit more flavor, and certainly adds some heat to the Georgia-Florida sports rivalry. This will be Georgia’s fifth WCWS appearance and first since 2018.
As far as the others go, Arkansas and LSU got the short end of the stick. The Razorbacks and Tigers were both ousted out of the Supers as Arizona and Florida State took it to each of them. It’s an unfortunate end for each of them, particularly for Arkansas as they’d made a significant stride this year.
James Madison upset Mizzou on Friday night, but the Tigers came back roaring Saturday night. Their victory in Game 2 sets up a winner-take-all Game 3, the first of any kind for any team in the SEC this go-around.