On Friday night, two playoff games took place at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
The No. 5 seed UCLA routed the No. 9 Northwestern 6–1 in the first game of the night. Bruins star Megan Faraimo carried UCLA to the brink of elimination, allowing just five hits and striking out 10.
At plate, Faraimo hit a crucial solo home run in the sixth inning to add insurance and give the Bruins a 3-1 lead, before UCLA added three more insurance runs in the seventh to open the game.
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The final score doesn’t indicate how close the game was, but nonetheless UCLA will be in the same spot on Sunday – in a playoff game against the loser of Saturday’s game between Florida and Oklahoma.
In the last drink, Arizona used a two-run clutch sixth inning to open a 1–1 ball game and survive the elimination game by a final score of 3–1 over State of the State. Oregon.
Wildcats first baseman Carlie Scupin hit an RBI double to break the tie, before Blaise Biringer hit an RBI single two batters later to put Arizona ahead 3-1. Oregon State threatened in the top of the 7th, but with two runners on base, Kiki Escobar fielded left, which ended the Beavers’ season.
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