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Oklahoma State’s Season Ends with an 8-0 Loss to Stanford at the WCWS

Oklahoma State's Lexi Kilfoyl (8) throws a pitch during the Women's College World Series game between the Oklahoma State Cowgirls and Stanford at Devon Park in Oklahoma City, Friday, May, 31, 2024.

In the first week of May, we saw Oklahoma State do something that they hadn’t in over two decades, as they took down Oklahoma—in Norman—in two out of three games.

Then, despite a loss to BYU in the Big 12 Tournament, the Pokes went 5-0 through Regional and Super Regional play to get back to their fifth straight Women’s College World Series.

At that point, it appeared that this might finally be the year that OSU gets over the hump and wins a national title.

However, their trip to Oklahoma City not only failed to yield a win, it also failed to yield a run, as the Cowgirls were eliminated from national title contention with an 8-0 loss to Stanford on Friday evening.

 

After a 1-0 loss to Florida on Thursday, Oklahoma State saw their WCWS title dreams slip away in a run-rule loss to NiJaree Canady and the Stanford Cardinal.

In what was dubbed to be one of the most anticipated pitching duels of the season, Oklahoma State’s Lexi Kilfoyl and Ivy Rosenberry just couldn’t keep up with Canady and the Cardinal in a lopsided affair that sends Stanford forward, and Oklahoma State back to Stillwater.

After a disappointing showing against Texas on Thursday, Canady put together six scoreless innings with three hits and three walks allowed on top of seven strikeouts.

Meanwhile, Kilfoyl went 3.2 innings, giving up four runs on five hits with two walks and one strikeout before being pulled. Ivy Rosenberry got the ball for the final 2.1 IP, giving up six hits, four runs, four walks, and recording three strikeouts.

In total, the Cardinal recorded 11 hits and eight runs against the Pokes and finished this game in six innings.

Oklahoma State’s season comes to an end with a final record of 49-12 after going 0-2 in OKC. Meanwhile, Stanford (49-16) moves on to Sunday with the victory and will face the loser of Oklahoma vs. UCLA with a chance to make the WCWS semifinals.

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