Arizona State has defeated Baylor, 4-0, to eliminate the Bears and move into the championship round. ASU will meet the winner of tonight's Alabama-Florida showdown.
Baylor accomplished an ususual feat. It scored zero runs -- zilch, nada, bupkis -- in regulation play during four games of the Women's College World Series, yet it won two games! The way it happened, of course, was that the Bears won two extra-inning affairs. Baylor won its opener over Oklahoma State, 1-0, with a walk-off homer in the eighth inning, then got skunked by Alabama, 3-0. Then came another overtime 1-0 win, in 13 innings over Missouri, before Baylor's ultimate elimination today, 4-0 at the hands of ASU. Baylor's final numbers: 0 runs in 28 innings of regulation play, and 2 runs in 35 innings total.
Florida has opened up Sunday play with a bang, scoring 11 runs in the first inning against Alabama and finishing off the Tide, 16-2, in a run-rule-shortened five innings. The teams will have a rematch tonight, with the winner making it to the championship series.
Here is the final version of the loss chart from all WCWS play leading up to the final championship series, where again, the slates are wiped clean...
|No Losses||One Loss||Two Losses (Gone)|
|Arizona State||Florida||Oklahoma State|