Sooners dominate Texas in WCWS Championship Series game 1 behind 6 Oklahoma home runs

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The Texas Longhorns jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning of game one of the Women's College World Series championship. And that was all they could muster. Oklahoma would then go on to score 16 runs to tie a Women’s College World Series Championship record to beat Texas 16-1.

Though the Texas Longhorns would get runners on base against Hope Trautwein in the early going, even loading the bases in the first, they couldn’t push runners across.

Trautwein walked four batters, allowed two hits, and hit a batter but was able to work through it all to limit the Longhorns. Texas was 0-for-9 with runners on base and 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

And after that first-inning run that Texas pushed across, it was all Oklahoma Sooners.

In the bottom of the first inning, with the Sooners trailing, Jayda Coleman doubled on an 0-2 count. Wasting little time, Jocelyn Alo launched the first of her two home runs in the game to give the Oklahoma Sooners a 2-1 lead. After a Tiare Jennings single, Texas let the game get away from them a bit with some poor fielding that set up Taylon Snow’s three-run home run to give Oklahoma the 5-1 lead after one inning.

Trautwein threw a clean second inning, retiring the Texas side in order. The Sooners rewarded her ability to work around some Texas base runners with a run in every inning. Trautwein earned her sixth win of the NCAA tournament and now is 4-0 in the Women’s College World Series.

Alo and Tiare Jennings each hit two home runs and combined to go 7-for-8 with eight runs scored, four home runs, and eight RBIs.

The Longhorns didn’t have an answer for the Sooners’ offensive onslaught that left Oklahoma Football head coach Brent Venables awe-inspired.

Patty Gasso’s crew is now one win away from claiming their sixth national title in program history and second straight. After Trautwein threw 90 pitches and Nicole May came in to finish the game, Jordy Bahl may get the ball for game two to try and close out her incredible freshman year on a high note.

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