On Monday the college softball world was captivated by perhaps the biggest upset of the 2022 season as the Texas Longhorns, who were 0-4 against Oklahoma State coming into the day, upset the Cowgirls in back-to-back games to move on to the Championship semifinal against Oklahoma.
The upset was seen by a packed house at Hall of Fame Stadium, but according to ESPN, there were plenty more who witnessed Texas overcoming the odds to take down their Big 12 foe.
According to a Twitter post from ESPN PR, Game 2 of the semifinal matchup between OSU and UT was the most-viewed softball game of the 2022 season, pulling in 1.3 million viewers across the country, followed closely by Game 1 of the series (1.25M) and Game 7 of the tournament featuring Oklahoma and Texas (1.25M).
In all likelihood the championship series between Oklahoma and Texas will surpass those numbers, being that it is for all the marbles, and that it is Jocelyn Alo’s last time to ever put on the Crimson and Cream.
The Championship series starts on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN and is a best-of-three series. Make sure to check out our preview of the matchup, the first-ever championship series to feature two teams from the Big 12.