Game recap: Florida softball loses to Oklahoma State 2-0 in Women's College World Series
But the Gators (49-17) face a stacked field in this year's event, including the top-seeded Oklahoma Sooners. They passed their first test, though, and now find themselves in the winners' bracket of the Women's College World Series.
Florida faces Oklahoma State on Saturday in Oklahoma City.
The Gators had a rocky start to the WCWS, but Natalie Lugo stepped in to pitch six scoreless innings in relief of starter Lexie Delbrey. First baseman Avery Goelz drove in three runs — and two more scored on a ball she hit sharply to first base — to help Florida to a 7-1 win over Oregon State.
Off to Oklahoma City:Gators rout Virginia Tech in NCAA Super Regional
Florida's opponent, seventh-seeded Oklahoma State (47-12), beat Arizona 4-2 to advance to Saturday's game. Cowgirls pitcher Kelly Maxwell allowed just five hits to the Wildcats, while Karli Petty came through in the clutch with a sixth-inning three-run homer to give OSU the lead.
Where and when will the Florida Gators play Oklahoma State Cowgirls?
Where: OGE Energy Field at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, Oklahoma City
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4
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