Oklahoma softball completed its Women’s College World Series three-peat Thursday night, sweeping Florida State to take its third consecutive title.
With the 3-1 victory against FSU, the Sooners finished the season on a 53-game winning streak. Check out more of the numbers behind their record-breaking season.
Oklahoma’s ERA ranked first in NCAA Division I by a wide margin. The next closest team, Central Arkansas, had a team ERA of 1.50. The Sooners’ pitching staff allowed just three runs across five games in the WCWS.
The Sooners became just the second team in NCAA softball history to win three WCWS titles in a row, joining the UCLA Bruins, who won the 1988, 1989 and 1990 titles. No team has won four in a row.
𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐓 🏆🏆🏆#ChampionshipMindset pic.twitter.com/4AMu6guKUs— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) June 9, 2023
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No other team in NCAA Division I averaged more than 6.87 runs per game. Oklahoma also led all D-I teams in batting average, home runs per game and slugging.
For the 11th time in 12 seasons, Oklahoma reached the WCWS. In that span, the Sooners have won six titles. The program has won seven overall.
Sophomore ace Jordy Bahl tossed 24 ⅔ scoreless innings in the WCWS, including a complete-game shutout in the first game of the championship series against Florida State. She finished the WCWS with 33 strikeouts compared to just 12 hits allowed, earning her the Most Outstanding Player award.
𝐁𝐚𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 on the big stage ⛽@jordybahl » #WCWS Most Outstanding Player pic.twitter.com/MCLfirEnIp— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) June 9, 2023
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With its sweep of Clemson in the super regionals, Oklahoma broke the NCAA softball record for consecutive wins, set by Arizona across the 1996-97 seasons. The Sooners kept the streak alive through the end of the season, finishing with 53 in a row and a 61-1 record.
Oklahoma has not lost in 109 days, since falling 4-3 against Baylor on Feb. 19. By the time the Sooners take the field again in 2024, they’ll have gone more than 300 days without a defeat.
The moment! 🤩#WCWS x @OU_Softball pic.twitter.com/rdkh66otE1— NCAA Softball (@NCAASoftball) June 9, 2023
The moment! 🤩#WCWS x @OU_Softball pic.twitter.com/rdkh66otE1