Oklahoma will play Alabama in their first game of the Women’s College World Series but a Bedlam match-up could be on the Horizon.
The top-seeded Sooners will face #8 seed Alabama at 8:30 Thursday night with the winner facing the winner of #5 seed Florida and #13 seed Oklahoma State. The losers of those two games will face off as well in an elimination game.
This will be the seventh time Oklahoma has faced the Crimson Tide in the Women’s College World Series and the 10th overall postseason meeting between the two. The Sooners and Tide last met in the opening game of the 2016 World Series; OU won 3-0 in eight innings when then-freshman Shay Knighten hit a walk-off, three-run home run.
The Sooners won the Norman Regional and then wrapped up an invite to the WCWS with a two-game sweep of #16 seed Northwestern in the Norman Super Regional.
Alabama also hosted a Regional and Super Regional, punching their ticket to OKC by taking out the Texas Longhorns in Game 3 of the supers.
Oklahoma’s opener of the World Series will be broadcast on ESPN 2.