Oklahoma Softball captures fourth straight national championship with Sweep of Texas

University of Oklahoma softball captured its fourth straight Women’s College World Series title and eighth overall with an 8-4 victory over rival Texas on Thursday night to sweep the championship series 2-0.

The Sooners used a timely go-ahead three-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning from junior first baseman Cydney Sanders to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead. Texas cut the Oklahoma lead to one in the top of the sixth, but an RBI single in the bottom of the inning by Oklahoma’s Jayda Coleman, followed by a two-run single by Ella Parker, put the game out of reach.

Oklahoma used five pitchers – the most in a championship final in WCWS history according to ESPN, to keep the Texas offense at bay.

Oklahoma’s eight national championships are tied for second in NCAA history with Arizona, trailing only UCLA, which has twelve national softball titles.

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