Oklahoma State punched its ticket to the Women’s College World Series on Friday night with a 5-1 win over Clemson in the Stillwater Super Regional.
This is Oklahoma State’s third consecutive year (omitting 2020) to make the WCWS field, and their ninth time in program history as they became he first team in the field to punch their ticket.
The Cowgirls got on the board early with some help from the Tigers. Chelsea Alexander reached on a dropped-third strike, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and came home on an RBI groundout from Cheyenne Factor.
More help came for the Cowgirls in the second inning. The Tigers committed three-straight errors on groundballs to the shortstop scored Karli Petty. Then, with two on, Alexander bunted for a hit, scoring Julia Cottrill, and Naomi then scored on a groundout from Factor. Oklahoma State found itself with a comfortable 4-0 lead after just the second inning.
Clemson scored its only run on a solo homer in the bottom of the third from McKenzie Clark, but the Cowgirls got that run right back in the top of the fourth on a Karli Petty long ball for a 5-1 lead, which would be the final score in Stillwater.
Morgan Day (13-4) got the win, throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and one run, with five strikeouts.
The Cowgirls improved to 46-12 and will head to Oklahoma City and are slated to face the winner of the Starkville Super Regional starting Thursday, June 2nd.