Oklahoma vs. FSU softball live score, updates, highlights from Game 2 of 2023 Women’s College World Series finals

After a solid comeback in the fourth inning, Oklahoma does it again. The top-ranked Sooners defeated the third-ranked Seminoles 5-0 in Game 1 of the 2023 Women’s College World Series on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma’s victory wasn’t just defined by their pitcher Jordy Bahl, who completed one shutout and recorded 10 strikeouts.

On Thursday, it’s a matter of success or failure for the Seminoles. According to ESPN’s Wednesday broadcast, 76% of the teams that won Game 1 win the title. In the 18 WCWS editions since the inception of the best-of-three finals series, only five have gone to a third game.

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Sporting News follows Game 2 of the Women’s College World Series between 1st-ranked Oklahoma and 3rd-ranked Florida State. Check out all the live updates and highlights below.

Softball Result FSU vs. Oklahoma

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 f
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 2
FSU 0 0 0 1

Live updates on the Women’s College World Series, highlights from Game 2

9:12 p.m.: Jayda Coleman almost hit a third home run, but it narrowly missed the yard and was intercepted. Now two outs.

9:08 p.m.: Two back-to-back home runs, this one by Grace Lyons, saw Oklahoma take the lead. The end of the Order shatters him as Rylie Boone goes out.

9:07 p.m.: Seminoles catcher Michaela Edenfield is rocking an all camo eye look today. Read about her makeup routine here.

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21:05: Oklahoma’s Cydney Sanders leveled the starting shot for the fifth inning with a home run of his own. No outs either. Will Oklahoma take the lead?

8:57 p.m.: Their second in their last 30 at-bats, Mack Leonard hits one out of the park and the Seminoles take a 1-0 lead.

8:38 p.m.: Jayda Coleman helps them avoid damage as she robs the second home run of the series by jumping over the wall to catch what should have gone behind the fence. Revenge for Kaley Mudge doing the same thing at the Sooners yesterday.

8:28 p.m.: Kaley Mudge does it again, catching a lined-up ball down left field to end the inning and let all runners down. Now there is still a chance for both teams, the balance sheet is still balanced.

8:27 p.m.: Another groundball, another out, but the bases are still occupied.

8:25 p.m.: Jayda Coleman doesn’t hit hard enough and the runner coming home is substituted. The bases are still loaded, only one is out now.

8:20 p.m.: In the upper third it gets loud in Oklahoma City. The bases are loaded as a ball for the Sooners nearly Spins foul thanks to a single bunt by Rylie Boone to third base. There are no outs either, so Oklahoma isn’t holding its breath just yet.

7:53 p.m.: Florida State’s buoyant start is short-lived and runners are stranded, while last night’s first inning reflects: scoreless.

7:39 p.m.: Tonight, the Sooners are the intended visitors.

7:25 p.m.: The starting lineups.


State of Florida:

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6:49 p.m.: Meanwhile, Florida State has also arrived at the stadium.

6:34 p.m.: Oklahoma comes into play with a championship mentality, Florida State poised for a fresh start and rebound after losing Game 1.

6:33 p.m.: Oklahoma has arrived at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium for Game 2. If they win tonight, they will become the second team in history to manage a three-goal national title.

How to watch Game 2 of the 2023 Women’s College World Series Finals

  • Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET | 6:30 p.m. CT
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live broadcast: ESPN+, Fubo

ESPN will be broadcasting coverage of the Women’s College World Series Finals this year. Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza and Holly Rowe will be the only team to line up for every game.

On Thursday, the first pitch of Game 2 will be thrown at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT, local). The best-of-three series will be held at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, as it has done 32 times since 1990.

The USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium became the primary venue in 1990 after spending two years at Twin Creeks Sports Complex in Sunnyvale, California and the first six years at Seymour Smith Park in Omaha, Nebraska.

The only time the Finals was not held in Oklahoma during this period was in 1996, when it was based at Golden Park in Columbus, Georgia, and in 2020, when the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-cable viewers can stream the game through ESPN+ or Fubo, which offers a seven-day free trial to new subscribers.

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2023 Women’s College World Series schedule

Wednesday June 7th

No. 1 Oklahoma 5No. 3 FSU 0

Thursday June 8th

game 2 time (ET) TV channel
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 FSU 19:30 o’clock ESPN

Friday June 9th

game 3* time (ET) TV channel
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 FSU 8 p.m ESPN

*If necessary

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