As usual, this year we see some familiar faces in the Super Regional series of the NCAA Women’s College World Series. I am a Florida Gators fan, and they had quite a season back from CoVID last year. Going 45-9 overall and 19-5 in the SEC, this upcoming Gainesville matchup against the Georgia Bulldogs is going to be one of the top matchups.
The matchup to watch last week was on May 23, Texas (12) vs unranked Oregon. The previous head coach at Oregon moved to Texas and so did about half the team, leading the Ducks to find a new coach and an entirely new roster. Many were surprised about Texas’ ranking, and even more, about Oregon being unranked. The new Oregon team has worked to go from a losing record (22-30) in 2019 until this season with a 39-16, potentially even with a national seed. They just fell short behind Washington, who landed with a 45-12 overall record.
Texas took the W in this series and is going on to play Oklahoma St tonight at 5:00.
Here’s this weekend’s schedule for Super Regionals. All games are best of 3 series:
- Game 1 Friday, May 28, 1 pm – Alabama (3) at Kentucky (14)
- Game 1 Friday, May 28, 3 pm – Oklahoma (1) at Washington (16)
- Game 1 Friday, May 28, 5 pm – Oklahoma St (5) vs Texas (12)
- Game 1 Friday, May 28 5 pm – Georgia at Florida (4)
- Game 1 Friday, May 28, 7 pm – Arizona (11) at Arkansas (6)
- Game 1 Thursday, May 27 – LSU (7) L at Florida St (10) W
- Game 2 Friday, May 28, 7 pm
Baton Rouge Super
- Game 1 Friday, May 28, 9 pm – James Madison at Missouri (8)
Los Angeles Super
- Game 1 Thursday, May 27 – Virginia Tech W at UCLA (2) L
- Game 2 Friday, May 28 930 pm*
The game to watch tonight is the Los Angeles Super, with unranked Virginia Tech and #2 UCLA matches up at 9:30 tonight. UCLA has Rachel Garcia on the mound, one of the best in the nation. In my opinion, she is the best. It shocked a lot of people that she took on her first loss of the season against an unranked team. The game last night proved that even if you don’t have the best record, playing great defense can get you just as far.
We can expect Garcia on the mound tonight once more to hopefully tie the series and force game 3. Tune in at 9:30 tonight at ESPN2.