Huskies Eliminated From Women’s College World Series
Lauren Chamberlain and Keilani Ricketts homered, speedster Brianna Turang scored twice and top-seeded Oklahoma beat Washington 6-2 on Sunday night to reach the finals of the Women's College World Series.
Turang tripled to lead off the third inning and scored when Kaitlin Inglesby (23-9) threw her next pitch too high for catcher Shawna Wright to handle even after she stood up. Chamberlain hit her 29th home run two pitches later, and Ricketts tacked on a drive into the bleachers in right-center field to make it 3-0.
Kylee Lahners broke up a no-hit bid by Ricketts (34-1) by hitting the national player of the year's first pitch of the fifth inning over the center-field fence. The 11th-seeded Huskies (45-17) got to 4-2 on Shelby Pendley's throwing error.
The Sooners (55-4) and Tennessee will open the best-of-3 finals series Monday night.