Women's College World Series: Florida stays alive, ousts Nebraska in 15 innings

2013-06-02T00:00:00Z Women's College World Series: Florida stays alive, ousts Nebraska in 15 inningsThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

OKLAHOMA CITY - Lauren Haeger and Jessica Damico scored on shortstop Alicia Armstrong's fielding error in the 15th inning, and Florida eliminated Nebraska from the Women's College World Series with a 9-8 victory Saturday night.

The Gators will face Washington in an elimination game this morning.

Armstrong got in front of Taylore Fuller's grounder up the middle, but it hopped up and hit her before careening into center field.

The Cornhuskers (45-16) scored once in the bottom of the 15th, but their chance for a third tying rally ended with Tatum Edwards getting called out at third base.

Nebraska had scored three in the seventh to force extra innings, and Taylor Edwards tied it again in the 10th with a home run to match Briana Little's solo shot for Florida.

It was the fifth game to go at least 15 innings at the Women's College World Series and longest since 1994 when Oklahoma State beat Cal State-Northridge 3-2 in 15 innings. The longest game ever, in 1984, lasted 25 innings.

• Oklahoma 10, Texas 2: Callie Parsons drove in three runs, Keilani Ricketts threw a three-hitter and Oklahoma rolled to a five-inning rout over Big 12 rival Texas in a winners' bracket game.

Oklahoma (54-4) won for the third time in four meetings this season against its Red River rival and needs one more win to make a return trip to the best-of-3 finals. Texas (50-9) will face Arizona State or Michigan in an elimination game Sunday.

Ricketts (33-1) hadn't given up a hit in the tournament until Stephanie Ceo and Brejae Washington singled to key a two-run third inning for the Longhorns.

The Sooners answered with a six-run third. Three runs came on an error by Texas pitcher Kim Bruins, who overthrew first base on a bunt attempt by Brianna Turang.

• Tennessee 1, Washington 0: No. 9 hitter Tory Lewis singled up the middle to score pinch-runner Whitney Hammond with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and Tennessee beat Washington in the winners' bracket.

Ellen Renfroe (19-4) allowed two hits and struck out 10 for Tennessee, which will next face a team from the losers' bracket.

Tennessee (51-10) stranded 13 through six innings against the Huskies' Kaitlin Inglesby (23-8), leaving the bases loaded three times.

• ASU vs. Michigan, late.

Today

• Washington vs. Florida: 10 a.m. on ESPN

• Texas vs. ASU/Michigan: 12:30 p.m. on ESPN

• Tennessee vs. Washington/Florida winner: 4 p.m. on ESPN2

• Oklahoma vs. Texas or ASU/Michigan winner: 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2

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