Aside from the game, Tuesday was a special night for many groups who were honored at the Women's College World Series.
It was the annual Military Appreciation Night at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium, serving as special recognition for those who are actively serving, as well as past veterans, with several in the crowd.
That also included a round of applause for Tennessee co-head coach Ralph Weekly, who is a Vietnam veteran.
Public service workers were also recognized for their efforts. Among them were first responders during the May 20 tornado in Moore.
The little league softball team of Sydney Angle, the 9-year-old girl who was among the children killed by the tornado at Plaza Towers Elementary, was also brought onto the field before the game for a moment of recognition.
ANOTHER OKLAHOMA CHAMP RECOGNIZED
While OU was playing Tennessee for the WCWS championship, the NCAA Division II softball champions were recognized on the field.
Of course, it wasn't a long drive to get all the players from Central Oklahoma over to ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
UCO won the D-II softball title with a 5-2 victory over Kutztown University on May 27 in Salem, Va. The Bronchos were 9-0 in the NCAA Tournament and finished 51-11 overall.
THREE SOONERS PICKED FOR TEAM USA TRYOUTS
This week ASA Hall of Fame Stadium is showcasing the Women's College World Series.
Next week, it will be the site for the tryouts for the 2013 USA Softball National Team. The camp will take place June 10-12.
Three Sooners, pitcher Keilani Ricketts, first baseman Lauren Chamberlain and outfielder Destinee Martinez, were among the 32 invitees. Only 17 will make the roster.
The event will be open to the public, as well as live streamed on www.USASoftball.com.
Tennessee took time on Tuesday to tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the site of the 1995 bombing. ... Tuesday's attendance of 8,527 was a WCWS record for the second game of the championship series. ... Ricketts became just the second player to win the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award and the WCWS national championship in the same season. The first was Washington's Danielle Lawrie in 2009. ... OU improved to 57-4 on the season, and 55-0 when scoring at least three runs. ... OU concluded the season having outscored its opponents by 405 runs. The next highest total in the country was Tennessee at 294.