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Oklahoma’s defense kept things close until the Sooners’ prolific offense came to life late Thursday night with a pair of backbreaking home runs to beat rival Texas 10-5 and claim its second consecutive national championship.
The Sooners have now won six Women’s College World Series under head coach Patty Gasso, including four of the past seven. The 2020 postseason was canceled because of COVID-19.
Oklahoma set a record with 17 home runs during the WCWS, breaking its own mark of 15 from last season. It also set a record for total runs scored during the WCWS with 64.
The question became obvious even before the confetti was shot into the night sky to celebrate the win: Was this the best softball team of all time? The squad led the country in batting average, home runs and ERA. It lost only three games.