|Women's College World Series | Alabama (52-9) vs. Baylor (46-13)|
|Date||Friday, June 3 | 6:00pm CST|
|Location||Oklahoma City | ASA Hall of Fame Stadium (8,500)
|Radio||WVUA-FM 90.7 | Listen Live|
Dunne Shines in World Series Opener; Downs Cal 1-0 | rolltide.com
The victory in the opening game of the Women's College World Series is a first for the Crimson Tide as it improves to 52-9 on the season.
"That’s a big monkey off our back," Alabama head coach Patrick Murphy said. "It’s a long time coming. It was a great win. In the World Series and postseason you have to have great pitching and great defense, and you have to come up with a timely hit and today we got all three. You’ve got the pitcher, the great defense and the timely hit by the freshman [Kaila Hunt] with two outs and a runner on third, and that’s a recipe for success in postseason."
Dunne baffled the Golden Bears hitters all afternoon with her movement and wide array of pitches before relenting to the freshman Traina, who struck out two in the final frame to earn her third save of the season
Kelsi Kettler's walk-off homer in the eighth gave Baylor the 1-0 win over Oklahoma State | baylorbears.com
Facing an 0-2 count with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Baylor's (46-13) Kelsi Kettler delivered a walk-off solo home run that bent just around the left field foul pole for a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State (42-19) in the first round of the Women's College World Series on Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
"We have had some great battles with Oklahoma State this season, and this was another one of them," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We didn't come out with the same fire as I would have liked, but Whitney (Canion) kept us in it and allowed us to come through with the win."