The Women’s College World Series is set!
After intense action in the Regionals and Super Regionals round, eight teams remain to vie for the NCAA Softball Championship. Those eight squads will descend upon Oklahoma City, the home of the Women’s College World Series, for what should be a damn good tournament.
Of the eight teams remaining, two of them are from the SEC. The Georgia Bulldogs are in Bracket 1 with the James Madison Dukes, Oklahoma State Cowgirls, and the top-seeded Oklahoma Sooners. Georgia, like JMU, upset an SEC team en route to Bracket 1. While the Dukes took down Mizzou, Georgia stuck it to their rival and defeated Florida. It only took two games for Georgia, meaning they’d swept one of the top seeds in the entire tournament. They’re looking to make a little noise, but they certainly will have their work cut out for them.
Meanwhile, Alabama is in Bracket 2. The Crimson Tide defeated Kentucky in Tuscaloosa to move on to the WCWS. ‘Bama has yet to eat a loss in this tournament, as they were perfect in Regional- and Super Regional-round action. They’ll have to deal with 10-seeded Florida State, 11-seeded Arizona, and 2-seeded UCLA. The Bruins are yet again a force to be reckoned with out west, and a probable matchup between them and the Crimson Tide could bring about plenty of excitement.
(All times Eastern)
Gm 1: Oklahoma vs. James Madison — Noon, ESPN
Gm 2: Georgia vs. Oklahoma State — 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Gm 3: Alabama vs. Arizona — 7 p.m., ESPN
Gm 4: UCLA vs. Florida State — 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Gm 5: James Madison vs. Oklahoma State — 7 p.m., ESPN2
Gm 6: Alabama vs. UCLA — 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Gm 7: Oklahoma vs. Georgia — Noon, ESPN
Gm 8: Arizona vs. FSU — 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Gm 9: Oklahoma vs. UCLA — 7 p.m., ESPN
Gm 10: FSU vs. Oklahoma State — 9:30 p.m., ESPN
Gm 11: James Madison vs. Oklahoma — 1 p.m., ESPN
Gm 12: Alabama vs. FSU — 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 13 (if nec.): Game 11 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser
Game 14 (if nec.): Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS
Game 1: Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner (6/7, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)
June 8: Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner (6/8, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)
June 9 (if nec.): Bracket 1 Winner vs. Bracket 2 Winner (6/9, 7 p.m., ESPN)