Oklahoma Sooners Heavily Favored to Win Softball World Series
The last decade's most dominant team in Division 1 college softball will play for a seventh national championship this century tomorrow in OKC. Being so heavily favored to three-peat, I can't imagine the pressure the Oklahoma Sooners team is feeling right now.
Currently sitting on a 49-1 regular season record, the one loss to Baylor back in February, the hopes for a perfect season were dashed early. That being said, since February 24th our Sooners have been perfect, currently undefeated in the postseason run-up through the Women's College World Series finals that begin tomorrow.
While they're heavily favored to win a best out of three scheduled games, nothing is set in stone. As evident from earlier this year, even the best teams lose a game once in a while.
Heading into the championship series, head coach Patty Gasso is poised to become a seven-time national champion coach--all with her OU Sooners. That would tie Nick Saban at #8 on the list of most successful National Championship-winning NCAA coaches.
The first game in the championship round is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th at 7 PM. You can catch it on ESPN/ESPN+/ESPN App if you like, or join in the fun at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC--just keep in mind tickets will be in low supply and likely crazy-high.
Game two will follow on Thursday at 6:30 PM, and if a third game is needed, Friday at 7.