OKLAHOMA CITY — In a battle of two superstar pitchers, Alabama emerged with a 1-0 victory over Oklahoma in the Women's College World Series semifinals with a walk-off RBI single from Alabama's Caroline Hardy.
Alabama's Reagan Dykes hit a leadoff single in the eighth inning to set up Hardy's two-out single to force another game. The Crimson Tide got a hit off on Oklahoma's Giselle Juarez in the first inning, but they failed to get another base hit in five innings. At the end of the day, Juarez only gave up four hits and struck out eight batters.
In the other dugout was Alabama's Montana Fouts. After giving up two triples to the Sooners on Thursday night, the SEC Freshman of the Year shut down Oklahoma — which led the nation in batting average in 2019. Fouts finished with just four hits allowed and five strikeouts.
The two teams will play for a third time in four days, and the winner will earn a place in the championship series against UCLA. The elimination game will be at approximately 7:35 p.m. CT Sunday.