WCWS: College softball national champion to be crowned in Oklahoma City

OU faces Alabama at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to cap the first day of action at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
by Scott Wright Published: May 28, 2014

“I’m very proud of this Oklahoma team this season,” coach Patty Gasso said. “We’ve been through quite a bit. We started slow and finished fast. I’m just extremely proud of their efforts.

“The hard part, to me, is over, and the fun part begins. The hardest part is getting through a regional and super regional with so much at stake. And then, once you’re here, it’s like, ‘Let’s go.’ It’s an honor and privilege to be back.”

For the first time in WCWS history, there is not a team from California or Arizona in the field. Instead, seven different states are represented among the eight teams, spanning from Oregon to Florida.

“There’s some old flavor and some new flavor,” Gasso said. “It’s exciting to see the diversity of teams that are here from all over the country.

“I think it’s going to be a really exciting tournament.”

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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