俄克拉荷马州, Oklahoma State open NCAA Tournament regionals with mercy-rule victories

The Sooners, 谁有 韩元 35 games this season by run rule, secured their first victory in the tournament with a combined no-hitter by sophomore pitcher Nicole May and senior Hope Trautwein.

The Oklahoma Sooners logo in the dirt during a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida St. Seminoles during the Division I women’s softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium June 10, 2021, 在俄克拉荷马城.

The Oklahoma Sooners logo in the dirt during a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida St. Seminoles during the Division I women’s softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium June 10, 2021, 在俄克拉荷马城. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Oklahoma collected 11 hits and four homers to win its first tournament game with hopes of defending its Women’s College World Series title next month in Oklahoma City.

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Entering the tournament in 2021 as the top-seeded team, the Sooners earned their fifth national title after defeating the Florida State Seminoles, 5-1.

The Oklahoma Sooners celebrate after defeating the Florida St. Seminoles during the Division I women’s softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium June 10, 2021, 在俄克拉荷马城.

The Oklahoma Sooners celebrate after defeating the Florida St. Seminoles during the Division I women’s softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium June 10, 2021, 在俄克拉荷马城. (Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Seeking their first national championship, the Oklahoma State Cowgirls earned their own run-rule victory over the Fordham Rams with a 12-0 win to open the Stillwater regional.

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The five-inning shutout was Oklahoma State’s 16th of the season, and the 12-run margin was the second-largest in NCAA postseason play, according to the team’s website.

A view of the field before a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida St. Seminoles during the Division I women’s softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium June 10, 2021, 在俄克拉荷马城.

A view of the field before a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Florida St. Seminoles during the Division I women’s softball championship at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium June 10, 2021, 在俄克拉荷马城. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

总共 64 teams are competing this weekend for 16 spots in the super regionals. Only half of those teams will advance to the Women’s College World Series next month.

The UCLA Bruins and Tennesse Lady Vols also opened their regional tournaments with a pair of run-rule victories, allowing just one run apiece.

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