Women’s College World Series: Oklahoma handles UL-Lafayette, 3-1


The high-powered offense of Louisiana-Lafayette was shut down yet it again. This time, it was a result of Kelsey Stevens, who bounced back from her Thursday night loss.

The Oklahoma Sooners live to see another game with a 3-1 win over the UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.This win gives Oklahoma some hope and momentum heading in to their Saturday night elimination game with the top-seeded Oregon Ducks.

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It all began in the first inning. The Sooners got off to another good start with Brittany Williams two-run double, which the Sooners used as a cushion for most of the game.

Kelsey Stevens found herself in a few jams, but with UL-Lafayette threatening to score, she always found her way out.

The Cajuns’ offense was not much of a factor, alleviating pressure from the Sooners’ batters. However, Callie Parsons tacked on a late inside the park home run in the sixth inning to give Oklahoma a more comforting 3-0 lead.

ULL’s Lexie Erkins blasted a home run against Kentucky’s Kelsey Nunley Thursday night, and she went yard once more in the seventh inning against Oklahoma.

However, it was too little, too late for Lafayette. The Sooners finished off the sixth-seeded Cajuns and advanced to the next round of the loser’s bracket, while UL-Lafayette will go home, ending their season with a 49-10-1 record.

Things will not get any easier for Oklahoma here on out. OU will face the Oregon Ducks, who are a fresh off a loss last night. The Ducks had no answer to the Florida Gators’ high-powered attack, and hopefully the Sooners will have the same luck against a Ducks team hungry for one of the two spots Monday night.

The Sooners and Ducks will square off at 8:30 pm CST inside ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

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