OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Women’s College World Series opening day story was James Madison. The Dukes claimed the program’s first-ever WCWS victory, beating seed Oklahoma 4-3 in extra innings on Thursday. They will then play Friday night in the winner’s pool against Oklahoma State. The Cowgirls held on to defeat Georgia 3-2 in Game 2 of the day. The Sooners and Bulldogs will play an elimination game to open a quadrupleheader on Saturday.
In the evening, Alabama defeated Arizona in a 5-1 final, while UCLA shut out Florida State 4-0. The Crimson Tide face the Bruins in Game 2 Friday night, while the Wildcats and Seminoles take to the field Saturday afternoon with the loser eliminated.