The NCAA softball super regionals are complete, with eight teams advancing to the Women’s College World Series.
Just Women’s Sports breaks down all eight matchups. Each best-of-three series was hosted by the higher seed.
Oklahoma broke the record for longest winning streak in NCAA softball history with Saturday’s comeback win over Clemson, which marked the Sooners’ 48th win — besting the mark set by Alabama, which strung together 47 wins between 1996 and 1997. The two-time reigning champions have lost just one game all season, way back in February.
Florida State pitcher Kathryn Sandercock threw a perfect game to send her team to the super regionals. The ACC regular season and tournament title winners, the Seminoles sold out tickets for the super regional round in just one minute.
THE FIRST PERFECT GAME IN @FSU_Softball POSTSEASON HISTORY❗️Watch the final three outs from @k_sandercock’s gem to send the ’Noles back to supers.#RoadToWCWS pic.twitter.com/xuiGlWfDs5— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) May 21, 2023
THE FIRST PERFECT GAME IN @FSU_Softball POSTSEASON HISTORY❗️Watch the final three outs from @k_sandercock’s gem to send the ’Noles back to supers.#RoadToWCWS pic.twitter.com/xuiGlWfDs5
While teams went undefeated in their regionals, the Volunteers advance to the WCWS, capping their super regionals sweep with a six-run seventh inning to close out a 9-0 win against the Longhorns.
Despite losing the first game, Alabama responded in games 2 and 3 to make it to their 14th WCWS. Northwestern landed plenty on base, but ultimately could not complete the series.
With the 2-0 series win, Oklahoma State will compete in the WCWS for a third straight year. Oregon was one of just three unseeded teams to make it to the super regional round.
Perhaps nobody had a crazier game entering the super regionals than Washington, who came back from down six runs in the final inning to win and advance. The Huskies then swept Louisiana with two shutouts to reach the WCWS.
𝑴𝑨𝒀𝐇𝐄𝐌! #RoadToWCWS x 🎥 ESPNU / @UWSoftballpic.twitter.com/EZn9FuOI37— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) May 22, 2023
𝑴𝑨𝒀𝐇𝐄𝐌! #RoadToWCWS x 🎥 ESPNU / @UWSoftballpic.twitter.com/EZn9FuOI37
Stanford advances to its third WCWS in program history and its first since 2004. Alana Vawter picked up her 20th win for the Cardinal in Saturday’s series-clinching win.
Everything went right for Utah on Sunday, as they took down San Diego State to advance to their first WCWS since 1994.
A 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜 moment for @AztecSoftball! 👏 #RoadToWCWS x 🎥 ESPN+pic.twitter.com/R76ImvylvO— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) May 22, 2023
A 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜 moment for @AztecSoftball! 👏 #RoadToWCWS x 🎥 ESPN+pic.twitter.com/R76ImvylvO