Texas softball falls to Oklahoma in Big 12 tournament final, 6-1

The No. 7 Texas softball team fell to the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners in the conference tournament final on Saturday. The 6-1 loss wasn’t all that close. Now it’s up to the tournament committee as to whether or not they enjoy home field until the College World Series.

The Longhorns had a tremendous season on the diamond. They finished 42-13-1 with an 11-7 record in a tough Big 12 conference.

The highlight and lowlight of the season both occurred in the latter part of the season. Late April saw the team sweep the then-No. 3 Oklahoma State Cowgirls on the strength of three straight walkoffs by freshman catcher Reese Atwood. Just a couple weekends later, then No. 20 Baylor swept the Longhorns in Waco.

Scroll to continue with content

Playing on the road didn’t phase the team last season. Yet while this year’s squad might ultimately surpass past squads in talent, its youth would stand to benefit from home field all the way to Oklahoma City’s championship series.

The Longhorns will aim to make it back to the Women’s College World Series final for a second consecutive season.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire