Rogers Pearl Conveys Ut Past Beavers to Wcws Semis

OKLAHOMA CITY-Fourth-ranked Lady Vols clinched her ticket to the national semifinals Sunday night, beating sixth-ranked Oklahoma State 3-1 at OGE Energy Field.

Tennessee, 51-9, advanced to the semifinals of the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2013. He will face the N ° 3 of the state of Florida with a trip to the WCWS Championship Series. UT needs to win twice against the Seminoles to advance.

Tennessee starting pitcher Ashley Rogers pitched his 13th complete game of the year in the victory, fanning four batters on the night. The right held the Cowgirls to a single four-hit run, allowing only a few free passes.

Rogers picked up her second win at the Women’s College World Series and her 20th this season. This is the third time the Athens native from Tennessee has won 20 or more games in a Season.

Oklahoma State (47-16) gave up the ball to Kelly Maxwell, who went 2.1 innings against UT. She gave up two runs on three hits, walked two and struck out three. Lexi Kilfoyl threw 3.2 innings out of the bullpen, giving up one run – unearned – with three walks and two strikeouts.

Zaida Puni got the Lady Vols on the board in the third with an RBI double to right scored by second-place Senior Kiki Milloy. Rylie West scored her fourth RBI in the WCWS, adding a second RBI for UT as she selected home runner Brylee Mesusan.

Oklahoma State threatened to score in the fourth game when Micaela Wark hit a two-out single to put Tallen Edwards on base. Edwards drove a double to right and as Wark headed home, right fielder Katie Taylor threw a perfect relay throw to second baseman Destiny Rodriguez.

Rodriguez then shot wide receiver Giulia koutsoyanopulos, who caught the ball and gave Wark a perfect day to keep OSU off the scoreboard.

In the fifth, Puni made a second-base error and came to score after a throwing error by the cowgirl catcher.

With two games out in the sixth, Morgyn Wynne ended the shutout when she hit a solo home run off the left-field wall. Rogers responded by hitting the next batsman to get out of the frame.

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