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The 2021 Girls’s College World Series will fling to a decisive third recreation in consequence of Jocelyn Alo’s historic two-jog homer Wednesday evening that propelled the Oklahoma Sooners to a 6-2 victory over the Florida Screech Seminoles.
Trailing 2-1 within the high of the sixth inning, Alo despatched Kathryn Sandercock’s pitch over the fence in correct-heart discipline to give the Sooners their first lead of the recreation.
Alo had already situation Oklahoma’s single-season home jog yarn by a player. The senior star elevated her full to 33 with the supreme long ball of her occupation. She went 3-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Game 2.
Oklahoma’s first six hitters reached unsuitable within the high of the sixth inning. It started with a throwing error by Florida Screech shortstop Josie Muffley that allowed Tiare Jennings to reach first unsuitable.
Sandercock regarded to be in full control of the recreation going into the sixth. She held the Sooners to correct one jog on three hits through the principle 5 innings, with 11 of these 15 outs coming on floor balls.
The Sooners got on the board within the high of the third in consequence of Jana Johns’ solo homer off Sandercock.
After the principle 5 Oklahoma avid gamers reached within the sixth, Seminoles head coach Lonni Alameda pulled her ace to bring in Caylan Arnold.
The Massive 12 champions added one other jog off Arnold to delivery up a 5-2 lead. That became greater than ample offensive toughen for Giselle Juarez.
Oklahoma’s starting pitcher settled in smartly after a shaky delivery up. She gave up a single to Sydney Sherrill, adopted by a home jog to Elizabeth Mason within the bottom of the principle.
Florida Screech simplest managed to get two singles off Juarez over the final 5 innings. The Seminoles build greater than one runner on unsuitable as soon as after the principle inning. They carried out 4-for-23 on the plate for the recreation.
By comparison, Florida Screech won Game 1 on Tuesday by going 11-for-30 with three additional-unsuitable hits.
Wednesday’s victory marked the 2d time this postseason that the Sooners were in a plan to lead certain of elimination. They misplaced their first recreation of the Girls’s College World Series to James Madison nonetheless stayed alive by outscoring Georgia and UCLA 18-3 in their next two video games.
Oklahoma got revenge in opposition to James Madison by sweeping the semifinal to design to the final.
One more opt on Thursday will give the Sooners their first national title since 2017. Florida Screech will search for to rebound from its first loss since the principle spherical of the Girls’s College World Series on June 3.
Game 3 between Florida Screech and Oklahoma will delivery up at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday.