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oklahoma outlasts florida in championship series record 17-inning marathon


shay knighten's three-run homer helped sooners to victory in game 1 of the women's college world series championship series.        






oklahoma beats florida in 17-inning “epic battle” in women’s college world serie


shay knighten didn’t let oklahoma waste any more opportunities.her three-run homer off kelly barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave the sooners a 7-5 victory over florida in game 1 of the championship series on monday night.oklahoma left the bases loaded in the 15th and 16th innings before knighten put the sooners in control.“i was just looking to find a pitch in the zone that i could hit hard,” she said. “i wasn’t looking for really a particular pitch. it was just something — i knew she was throwing hard, so it’s just get there, just get there, and if it was in the zone, i was going to swing.”the matchup between programs that have split the past four national titles was the longest championship series game in ncaa history. it lasted 5 1/2 hours, and all four pitchers threw more than






oklahoma defends softball title with 5-4 win over florida


oklahoma city — even as defending champions, it seemed for most of the season that oklahoma was unlikely to repeat.the sooners earned just a no. 10 seed in the ncaa tournament. they lost their ncaa opener to north dakota state before rallying, then had to go to auburn and win a super regional.even when they recovered at the women's college world series and reached the championship round, they faced no. 1 seed florida and its two all-american pitchers.in the end, oklahoma found a way, including a 17-inning win in game 1. on tuesday night, shay knighten hit a three-run double in the second inning, and the sooners defeated florida 5-4 to win it all again.the sooners (61-9) took both games from florida in the best-of-three series to earn their third ncaa title in five years."i still cannot bel






oklahoma defends softball title with 5-4 win over florida


oklahoma city — even as defending champions, it seemed for most of the season that oklahoma was unlikely to repeat.the sooners earned just a no. 10 seed in the ncaa tournament. they lost their ncaa opener to north dakota state before rallying, then had to go to auburn and win a super regional.even when they recovered at the women's college world series and reached the championship round, they faced no. 1 seed florida and its two all-american pitchers.in the end, oklahoma found a way. shay knighten hit a three-run double in the second inning, and the sooners defeated florida 5-4 on tuesday night to win it all again.the sooners (61-9) took both games from florida in the best-of-three series to earn their third ncaa title in five years."i still cannot believe that this happened, with where we






knighten's hr in 17th lifts oklahoma past florida in game 1


oklahoma city — shay knighten's three-run homer off kelly barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave oklahoma a 7-5 victory over florida in game 1 of the championship series on monday night.the matchup between programs that have split the past four national titles was the longest championship series game in ncaa history. it lasted 5 1/2 hours, and all four pitchers threw more than 100 pitches.oklahoma (60-9) can clinch a repeat tuesday in game 2 of the best-of-three series.paige lowary (16-3) got the start, was replaced, then re-entered to claim the win. paige parker pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief.barnhill (26-4), usa softball's national collegiate player of the year, took the loss for florida (58-9). she pitched nine innings and struck out 13. delanie gourley struck out 13 in eight inni






shay knighten’s hr in 17th lifts oklahoma past florida in game 1 – the denver po


oklahoma city — shay knighten’s three-run homer off kelly barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave oklahoma a 7-5 victory over florida in game 1 of the championship series on monday night.the matchup between programs that have split the past four national titles was the longest championship series game in ncaa history. it lasted 5 1/2 hours, and all four pitchers threw more than 100 pitches.oklahoma (60-9) can clinch a repeat tuesday in game 2 of the best-of-three series.paige lowary (16-3) got the start, was replaced, then re-entered to claim the win. paige parker pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief.barnhill (26-4), usa softball’s national collegiate player of the year, took the loss for florida (58-9). she pitched nine innings and struck out 13. delanie gourley struck out 13 in eight inni






5 1/2 hours: oklahoma beats florida in game 1 of softball final


oklahoma city — shay knighten didn't let oklahoma waste any more opportunities.her three-run homer off kelly barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave the sooners a 7-5 victory over florida in game 1 of the championship series on monday night.oklahoma left the bases loaded in the 15th and 16th innings before knighten put the sooners in control."i was just looking to find a pitch in the zone that i could hit hard," she said. "i wasn't looking for really a particular pitch. it was just something — i knew she was throwing hard, so it's just get there, just get there, and if it was in the zone, i was going to swing."the matchup between programs that have split the past four national titles was the longest championship series game in ncaa history. it lasted 5 1/2 hours, and all four pitchers






knighten's hr in 17th lifts oklahoma past florida in game 1


oklahoma city — shay knighten didn't let oklahoma waste any more opportunities.her three-run homer off kelly barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave the sooners a 7-5 victory over florida in game 1 of the championship series on monday night.oklahoma left the bases loaded in the 15th and 16th innings before knighten put the sooners in control."i was just looking to find a pitch in the zone that i could hit hard," she said. "i wasn't looking for really a particular pitch. it was just something — i knew she was throwing hard, so it's just get there, just get there, and if it was in the zone, i was going to swing."the matchup between programs that have split the past four national titles was the longest championship series game in ncaa history. it lasted 5 1/2 hours, and all four pitchers






oklahoma defends softball title with win over florida


oklahoma city — shay knighten hit a three-run double in the second inning and oklahoma defended its ncaa softball title with a 5-4 win over florida on tuesday night.knighten, who hit a three-run homer in the 17th inning to help win game 1 on monday, was selected the world series’ most outstanding player.the sooners (61-9) took both games from florida in the best-of-three series to earn their third ncaa title in five years.oklahoma freshman mariah lopez (18-1) got the win in relief of paige parker. paige lowary stepped in and retired florida in order in the seventh.florida pitcher kelly barnhill, usa softball’s national collegiate player of the year, did not play. florida coach tim walton went with no. 3 pitcher alesia ocasio (8-2), and she got the loss. delaney gourley was solid in relief






oklahoma advances to ncaa softball title series to face florida


oklahoma city – the women’s college world series dream matchup is set.shay knighten singled in two runs in the fifth inning to help defending champion oklahoma beat oregon 4-2 on sunday in the semifinals.the sooners (59-9) will play top-seeded florida on monday night to start the best-of-three championship series. the teams have combined to win the past four national titles, but are meeting for the first time in the championship series.oklahoma coach patty gasso has great respect for florida’s program.“they’re good, well-coached, very complete team,” she said. “again, we’re going to have to play really, really well, give all we’ve got, and we’re looking forward to it.”paige parker (26-5) earned the win and paige lowary got the save against oregon.the ducks would have needed to beat oklahom






oklahoma defends softball title with 5-4 win over florida


oklahoma city — shay knighten hit a three-run double in the second inning and oklahoma defended its ncaa softball title with a 5-4 win over florida on tuesday night.knighten, who hit a three-run homer in the 17th inning to help win game 1 on monday, was selected the world series' most outstanding player. the sooners (61-9) took both games from florida in the best-of-three series to earn their third ncaa title in five years.oklahoma freshman mariah lopez (18-1) got the win in relief of paige parker. paige lowary stepped in and threw two innings of perfect relief for her nation-leading 11th save. with a one-run lead, she retired florida's nos. 2-4 hitters in order in the seventh.florida pitcher kelly barnhill, usa softball's national collegiate player of the year, did not play. florida coach






oklahoma beats oregon 4-2 to reach softball title series


oklahoma city — the women's college world series dream matchup is set.shay knighten singled in two runs in the fifth inning to help defending champion oklahoma beat oregon 4-2 on sunday in the semifinals.the sooners (59-9) will play top-seeded florida on monday night to start the best-of-three championship series. the teams have combined to win the past four national titles, but are meeting for the first time in the championship series.oklahoma coach patty gasso has great respect for florida's program."they're good, well-coached, very complete team," she said. "again, we're going to have to play really, really well, give all we've got, and we're looking forward to it."paige parker (26-5) earned the win and paige lowary got the save against oregon.the ducks would have needed to beat oklahom






oklahoma repeats as ncaa softball champ


shay knighten hit a three-run double in the second inning and oklahoma defended its ncaa softball title with a 5-4 win over florida on tuesday night. knighten, who hit a three-run homer in the 17th inning to help win game 1 on monday, was selected the world series' most outstanding player. the sooners (61-9) took both games from florida in the best-of-three series to earn their third ncaa title in five years. oklahoma freshman mariah lopez (18-1) got the win in relief of paige parker. paige lowary stepped in and threw two innings of perfect relief for her nation-leading 11th save. with a one-run lead, she retired florida's nos. 2-4 hitters in order in the seventh. florida pitcher kelly barnhill, usa softball's national collegiate player of the year, did not play. florida coach tim walton w






women's college world series: oklahoma beats oregon to advance to finals against


shay knighten singled in two runs in the fifth inning to help defending champion oklahoma beat oregon 4-2 on sunday in the women’s college world series semifinals. the sooners (59-9) will play top-seeded florida on monday night to start the best-of-three championship series. the teams have combined to win the past four national titles, but are meeting for the first time in championship. paige parker (26-5) earned the win, and paige lowary got the save. danica mercado’s two-run homer in the top of the fifth put the ducks (54-8) up 2-0. it was her fifth homer of the season. oregon’s megan kleist (21-4), who earned a win and a save in elimination games saturday, took a shutout into the fifth before unraveling. after knighten’s hit in the bottom of the fifth, nicole pendley followed with a dou






women's college world series: defending champion oklahoma, top-seeded florida pi


sydney romero hit a solo homer to help defending national champion oklahoma defeat washington 3-1 on friday night in the women's college world series. paige parker (25-5) gave up three hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings for the win. paige lowary got the save for the sooners (58-9), who advanced to sunday's semifinals and are one win from reaching the championship series again. oklahoma's fale aviu scored in the second inning when she avoided a tag at home. kelsey arnold reached on an error in the fifth and scored a single by aviu. romero's blast pushed the lead to 3-0. ali aguilar's solo homer in the sixth put washington on the scoreboard. washington pitcher taran alvelo (27-8) went six innings and gave up five hits and two earned runs for the huskies (49-13).washington will play the winner






women's college world series championship: shay knighten's home run in 17th lift


shay knighten's three-run homer off kelly barnhill in the top of the 17th inning gave oklahoma a 7-5 victory over florida in game 1 of the championship series on monday night. the matchup between programs that have split the past four national titles was the longest championship series game in ncaa history. it lasted 5 1/2 hours, and all four pitchers threw more than 100 pitches. oklahoma (60-9) can clinch a repeat tuesday in game 2 of the best-of-three series. paige lowary (16-3) got the start, was replaced, then re-entered to claim the win. paige parker pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief. barnhill (26-4), usa softball's national collegiate player of the year, took the loss for florida (58-9). she pitched nine innings and struck out 13. delanie gourley struck out 13 in eight innings of relie






kelly barnhill throws 2-hitter, leads florida past lsu 2-0


oklahoma city — kelly barnhill threw a two-hitter and struck out eight in top-seeded florida's 7-0 victory over lsu on friday night in the women's college world series.barnhill (26-3), usa softball's player of the year, helped put the gators (57-8) within a victory sunday of a spot in the championship series. on thursday, florida opened with an 8-0 victory over texas a&m.chelsea herndon doubled to score two in the top of the fourth. janell wheaton hit a solo homer in the top of the sixth and kayli kvistad hit a two-run homer in the seventh.aleshia ocasio made perhaps the play of the game in the second inning when she ran into foul territory and caught a fly ball as she fell over a barrier.lsu starter carley hoover (15-8) allowed two runs in five innings, and allie walljasper struggled in r






kelly barnhill throws 2-hitter, leads florida past lsu 2-0


oklahoma city — kelly barnhill threw her second straight shutout in the women's college world series, allowing two hits and striking out eight in top-seeded florida's 7-0 victory over lsu on friday night.barnhill (26-3), usa softball's player of the year, helped put the gators (57-8) within one victory sunday of a spot in the championship series. on thursday, florida opened with an 8-0 victory over texas a&m.chelsea herndon doubled to score two in the top of the fourth. janell wheaton hit a solo homer in the top of the sixth and kayli kvistad hit a two-run homer in the seventh.ocasio made perhaps the play of the game in the second inning when she ran into foul territory and caught a pop fly as she fell over a barrier.lsu starter carly hoover (15-8) allowed two runs on four hits in five inn






washington loses to oklahoma at women’s college world series


washington’s bats couldn’t find traction friday and the huskies lost 3-1 to oklahoma at the women’s college world series in a matchup of softball teams that won their opening games. uw plays at 4 p.m. pdt saturday against either texas a&m or ucla.oklahoma city – if a few plays had gone differently and a few breaks had gone the other way, the washington softball team might have knocked off the defending national-champion oklahoma sooners on friday night.instead, the huskies were left thinking “what if?” after a 3-1 loss in a matchup of teams that won their opening games at the women’s college world series.the huskies (49-13) head to the other side of the bracket, where they will play saturday at 4 p.m. pdt against the winner of a texas a&m-ucla elimination game earlier in the day. if washin






women's college world series: washington gets another victory over oregon


kirstyn thomas’ two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning helped washington defeat oregon 3-1 on thursday in the women’s college world series. taran alvelo pitched a complete game for the huskies, who advanced to a winners’ bracket game friday against oklahoma. washington ended oregon’s 15-game win streak. it was the huskies’ third win in four tries against their pac-12 conference rivals this season. washington (49-12) opening the scoring with a run in the third. after thomas’ homer put washington up 3-0, oregon’s lauren lindvall doubled to start the bottom of the seventh. jenna lilley was hit by a pitch to put two on with no out. pinch-hitter madi bishop drove in a run, but that’s all the ducks got. oregon (52-7) will play baylor in an elimination game on saturday.florida 8, texas






romero homers to lead oklahoma past washington 3-1 in wcws


oklahoma city — sydney romero hit a solo homer to help defending national champion oklahoma defeat washington 3-1 on friday night in the women's college world series.paige parker (25-5) gave up three hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings for the win. paige lowary got the save for the sooners (58-9), who advanced to sunday's semifinals and are one win from reaching the championship series again.oklahoma's fale aviu scored in the second inning when she avoided a tag at home. kelsey arnold reached on an error in the fifth and scored a single by aviu. romero's blast pushed the lead to 3-0.ali aguilar's solo homer in the sixth put washington on the scoreboard.washington pitcher taran alvelo (27-8) went six innings and gave up five hits and two earned runs for the huskies (49-13).washington will pla






sports briefly: oklahoma softball team wins longest game in college world series


shay knighten hit a three-run homer in the top of the 17th inning to lead oklahoma to a 7-5 victory over florida on monday night in game 1 of the women's college world series in oklahoma city.it was the longest game in wcws history. game 2 of the best-of-three series is tuesday night.florida twice extended the game when it was down to its final strike. it scored once in the seventh to make it 2-2 and twice in the 12th after the sooners went ahead 4-2 in the top of the inning.the gators also did not go quietly in the 17th, leaving the tying runners on base.knighten's blast, off star gators pitcher kelly barnhill, was the last of the defending champions' three home runs.florida is playing for its third national title in four years.all four pitchers in the game, two for each team, threw more






romero homers to lead oklahoma past washington 3-1 in wcws


oklahoma city — sydney romero bounced back from an atypical performance and helped oklahoma take a critical step in its hopes for a repeat.romero hit a solo homer to help the defending national champion sooners defeat washington 3-1 on friday night in the women's college world series.in thursday's win over baylor, the normally unflappable romero committed two errors at third base. against washington, things were back to normal — she went without an error and had the big hit."i knew i had to step up my game a lot more and i needed to help my team in any way i could, and i felt like i did that today," she said.paige parker (25-5) gave up three hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings for the win. paige lowary got the save for the sooners (58-9), who advanced to sunday's semifinals and now are one w






pendley's 3-run homer helps oklahoma top baylor 6-3 in wcws


oklahoma city — oklahoma made mistakes teams normally don't get away with at the women's college world series. the sooners had enough firepower to get by.nicole pendley hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and oklahoma opened defense of its national title with a 6-3 victory over baylor on thursday night.the sooners won despite committing four errors, and they got in a bit of trouble late in a game they appeared to have under control. still, oklahoma coach patty gasso knows how hard world series wins are hard to come by."good first win, and that's exactly what you want when you come into this tournament, is get the first win and away you go," she said. "just wasn't maybe the prettiest, but it's in our back pocket, and we're ready to move on."macey hatfield had two hits and fale aviu k






huskies get big win in world series opener, smacking ducks 3-1


at the softball women’s college world series in oklahoma city, washington beats third-ranked oregon. taran alvelo pitched a great game.oklahoma city — don’t call it an upset.the sixth-seeded washington huskies (49-12) took down the third-seeded oregon ducks (52-7) for the third time in four games this season with a 3-1 victory in the huskies’ opening game of the softball women’s college world series on thursday.the huskies’ offense was slow to start, failing to record their first hit until the third inning, but a triple from freshman sis bates gave the huskies a 1-0 lead.clutch pitching from sophomore taran alvelo kept the ducks at bay for most of the evening.most read storiessale! get 90% off digital access.the carroll, ohio, native threw a complete game for the huskies while allowing fiv






washington beats ucla 1-0, advances to wcws semifinals


oklahoma city — ali aguilar homered in the sixth inning and taran alvelo threw a two-hitter in washington's 1-0 victory over ucla on saturday night in a women's college world series elimination game.alvelo (34-8) struck out seven. washington (50-13) will play no. 1 seed florida on sunday, and will have to beat the gators twice to reach the championship series.ucla freshman rachel garcia (23-9) gave up just five hits and one walk and struck out seven.ucla played the game without assistant coach lisa fernandez. the three-time usa olympic gold medalist pitcher was suspended two games for bumping into the home plate umpire while arguing a no-call during the bruins' win over texas a&m earlier in the day. she sat in the stands during the game against washington, occasionally posing with fans and






luring california talent is paying off for east coast softball programs


when florida advanced to the championship series of the women’s college world series on sunday, it did so with a californian on the mound.she threw to a californian behind the plate and got five runs of support by, in part, five californians.typically, players like florida’s amanda lorenz, who leads the top-seeded gators in batting average, runs, hits, home runs and slugging, end up at programs in the west, like ucla.but, florida coach tim walton said, “i won't lie to you, amanda and quite a few other kids, we recruited our tails off to get them to leave southern california and leave a tradition-rich program.”a great migration of talent east has upended the balance of power in college softball, and few teams have capitalized more than florida. the southeastern conference has used televisio






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on the air tuesdaybaseball time tv radioal: boston at new york 6 p.m. mlbnamerican association: saints at texas 7 p.m. 1220-amal: twins at seattle 9 p.m. fsn 96.3-fmbasketball florida national player of the year kelly barnhill pitches during a practice in oklahoma city, wednesday, may 31, 2017. florida faces texas a&m in the opening game of the women’s college world series on thursday, june, 1, 2017. (ap photo/sue ogrocki) wnba: washington at dallas 7 p.m. espn2wnba: chicago at los angeles 9:30 p.m. nbatvbicylingcriterium du dauphine: stage 3 (tape) 1 a.m. (wed.) nbcsngolfworld long drive championships 7 p.m. golfsoftballcollege w.s.: florida vs. oklahoma 7 p.m. espn






oregon tops lsu 4-1, will play oklahoma in wcws semifinals


oklahoma city — gwen svekis hit a two-run homer to help oregon defeat lsu 4-1 in a women's college world series elimination game saturday night.megan kleist (21-4), who got the save earlier in the day against baylor, earned the win against lsu. she struck out nine with no walks in a five-hitter.alexis mack had three hits and scored two runs for the ducks (53-7), who will play defending national champion oklahoma in the semifinals on sunday. oregon will need to beat the sooners twice to advance to the championship series.shemiah sanchez homered for lsu's lone run, and allie walljasper (18-6) took the loss for the tigers (48-22) after giving up three runs and six hits in 2 2/3 innings.






mary keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd london win


london — mary keitany of kenya has broken paula radcliffe's women-only marathon world record by winning the london event for a third time.keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second on sunday to improve on radcliffe's 12-year-old mark of 2:17:42.radcliffe still holds the record for the fastest marathon run by a woman, having clocked 2 hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds in a mixed gender race in 2003.






hayes powers no. 25 florida past oklahoma 84-52


norman, okla. — kevarrius hayes scored a career-high 20 points to help no. 25 florida beat oklahoma 84-52 on urday in the big 12-sec challenge.canyon barry scored 15 points and devin robinson had 13 for the gators (16-5), who have won two in a row since dropping consecutive games to south carolina and vanderbilt.florida scored a season-high 106 points against lsu on wednesday, and then held oklahoma to 27.7-percent shooting.rashard odomes scored 13 points for the sooners (8-12), and kameron mcgusty had 10.jordan woodard, oklahoma's leading scorer for the season with 17 points per game, went scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting. the senior guard was benched for most of the second half.oklahoma led 20 before florida took control. barry drained three underhanded free throws with 4 seconds left in th






mauer on losing a marathon game


minnesota state mankato beat top-seeded angelo state 5-1 sunday in the first game of their best-of-three championship series in the ncaa division ii women's softball college world series in salem, va.






huskies still kicking in world series after beating ucla 1-0


facing elimination, the washington softball team got a monster performance from pitcher taran alvelo in a 1-0 victory. the huskies will face top-seeded florida in a semifinal matchup sunday.oklahoma city — washington (50-13) advanced to the women’s college world series semifinal after staving off elimination with a 1-0 win over ucla (48-15).for the second straight game, the offense struggled to push runs across the board but it didn’t matter. sophomore taran alvelo was brilliant in the circle against the bruins.alvelo, making her third start in as many days, went the distance and earned win no. 34 on the season. on the day, she fanned seven ucla batters and gave up just two hits.uw vs. florida at oklahoma city, 10 a.m., espnin the top of the sixth, the huskies finally got their break by wa






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huskies edge utah, capture spot in women’s college world series


after two high-scoring games that helped set a super regional record for most runs, washington beats the utes 2-1 to claim the series.it took an extra day, but ultimately the sixth-seeded washington huskies got the result they wanted: a second win over utah and that coveted trip to the women’s college world series in oklahoma city.a day after the utes staved off elimination with a gutsy 9-8 win over their hosts, the huskies held onto a slim 2-1 lead to advance to the world series for the first time since 2013 and sending seniors ali aguilar and casey stangel to oklahoma city for the first time in their careers.in an ironic twist, the game that helped uw and utah set a combined record for runs scored in an ncaa super regional series, also turned out to be the lowest scoring game of the six






huskies get big win in world series opener, smacking ducks 3-1


at the softball women’s college world series in oklahoma city, washington beats third-ranked oregon. taran alvelo pitched a great game. now uw faces oklahoma on friday at 6:30 p.m. on espn.oklahoma city — you could see the narrative being written. before the washington huskies (49-12) completed their 3-1 women’s college world series opening win over conference foe oregon (52-7), the stage was being set for a different kind of show.“we can outscore someone,” huskies head coach heather tarr said of her team on wednesday. women’s college world series, uw vs. oklahoma, 6:30 p.m., espnthe huskies’ road to oklahoma city was largely paved by a red-hot offense that ranked at or near the top of the pac-12 in almost every batting statistic. but, as was the case in the huskies’ 2-1 super regional vic






syria hanged 13,000 in saydnaya prison: amnesty | syria news


as many as 13,000 people were hanged in five years at a notorious syrian prison near damascus, amnesty international has said, accusing the government of a "policy of extermination".titled "human slaughterhouse: m hanging and extermination at saydnaya prison," amnesty's damning report, released on tuesday, is based on interviews with 84 witnesses, including guards, detainees, and judges.it found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged "in the middle of the night and in total secrecy.thousands of p os 'prove crimes against humanity' in syria"throughout this process, they remain blindfolded. they do not know when or how they will die until the noose was placed around their necks,