Hoover kept the game at 1-0 as she was able to get Sammie Puentes to hit a ball back to the circle that Hoover took on the short hop and threw to first for the third out to keep it at 3-1.
Caleigh Clifton bunted Arnold and Mendes to second and third.
It's the first time the programs have met since 2005.
Florida's sophomore stud Kelly Barnhill is the 2017 National Player of the Year. Madi Schreyer relieved her and pitched a flawless seventh.
The Golden State Warriors aren't the only team chasing a championship with a roster that offers an embarrassment of riches unlike any in a sport.
Of course, when you're talking about Florida, you're talking pitching. She then tossed a complete game one-run gem for the win in the night cap vs LSU. Barnhill is putting up numbers that will be hard to match for years to come, but someone will post a better ERA before anyone duplicates a particularly enlightening entry on Gourley's resume. In addition, Parker's eight straight World Series wins are tied with UCLA's Keira Goerl for the most ever. She didn't suffer her first loss until May.
Go for it they did. That Gourley's successes came in inverse order, national and world championships before a World Series start, says a lot about a personality that turns conventional wisdom on its head.
"It's like Eugene came with us to Oklahoma because it always rains in Eugene", Oregon pitcher Maggie Balint said. Their pitcher did a great job at inducing ground outs. She exits as part of this staff. But the Tigers could get no more in the inning. Plenty of teams have been undone not by a lack of talent but by dissension and dissatisfaction. I'm not going to comment on it because I tried making the play and I threw the ball away. Only the 2000 Sooners squad stole more with 112. It worked. All I wanted to do was just put the ball in play, come into the right side, and just give my team a chance to score..
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Warner, advancing down the pitch to cut left-armer Trent Boult was caught behind before Finch clipped Adam Milne to mid-wicket. Hazlewood ensured the opposition didn't see out their allotted overs, mopping up the tail with three wickets in four balls.
Nor would either of them be as good without Ocasio's support. This was the Ducks' fourth trip to the Women's College World Series in the last six years and fifth all-time appearance in the WCWS.
The Gators, who are 58-8 on the season, haven't been invincible in the postseason however, losing to Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament, before falling to Oklahoma St.in the Gainesville, Florida Regional, and Alabama in the Super Regionals. Lowary earned her 10th save of the season.
Ocasio is a member of Puerto Rico's national team who ranks sixth nationally with a 1.13 ERA.
Adversity struck again, however, when OU lost the first game of the Norman Regional and fell into the losers' bracket. One swing ended Florida's season. I've said all year that I thought they were the best team in the nation.
"We've just got to take it one game at a time", White said.
"I was trying to make the play".
They really are getting into their groove, Gasso said.
White conceded in postgame interviews that OR "lost the game" after Oklahoma exerted pressure. They are relaxed, they're playing their best softball, they're having a blast.