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Game Defining Moments: Oklahoma Sooners Force Decisive WCWS Game 3 With Florida State Seminoles

Rich DeCray

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After suffering a loss in the Championship Series Opener, the Oklahoma Sooners said, “we don’t lose again.” Taking the field to back up the statement on Wednesday evening, the program claimed a 6-2 victory over the Florida State Seminoles. Here are the game defining moments from Game 2 of the series:

OFFENSIVE GAME DEFINING MOMENT

At the onset of the game, it appeared as though a repeat of the previous night might be in store for fans tuning in from across the country. Collecting two runs in the first inning, the Seminoles pushed the pressure in the direction of Jocelyn Alo and the rest of the offense. It would take three inning before the Sooners put a run on the board. However, it was a mere sign of what was to come.

Fast forward to the sixth inning as Alo steps up to the plate with a runner onboard. Settling in on a pitch that she clearly liked, the National Player of the Year put the barrel of the bat on the ball. Immediately, the crowd roared as the ball headed toward the outfield. Sailing over the fence, Alo effectively gave Oklahoma a lead they would refuse to relinquish.

Seizing the momentum, OU plated five runs on four hits in the inning. Owning a 5-2 lead, the defense breathed a sigh of relief and went back to work.

DEFENSIVE GAME DEFINING MOMENT

Proving why she was previously tabbed an All-American, “G” Juarez only got better with every pitch on Wednesday evening. Facing Elizabeth Mason — who has made quite a name for herself in the WCWS this year — in the bottom of the sixth inning, the two went at each other. Giving the ball a ride, Mason connected for what could have easily resulted in a leadoff hit. Instead, Lou Donihoo tracked it down with a backhand move and quickly made the highlight reel.

The play sucked any hope out of the sails of FSU responding in the bottom of the inning.

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