Odicci Alexander received an emotional standing ovation while exiting Monday’s Women’s College World Series semifinal between James Madison and Oklahoma.
Walking to the dugout in the bottom of the fifth inning, the James Madison pitcher was showered with cheers by the Sooners-heavy crowd.
James Madison's Odicci Alexander received a standing ovation from the crowd in OKC 👏@JMUSoftball | #WCWS pic.twitter.com/rrxB9dNpMS— espnW (@espnW) June 7, 2021
James Madison's Odicci Alexander received a standing ovation from the crowd in OKC 👏@JMUSoftball | #WCWS pic.twitter.com/rrxB9dNpMS
In James Madison’s improbable run at the WCWS, Alexander threw 1,057 pitches and recorded 66 strikeouts, second most during the tournament.
Oklahoma advanced to the championship series with a 7-1 win Monday, but JMU made history in its first WCWS appearance and Alexander’s heroic performance earned her national adoration.