Update: Hi there! You may have come looking for the information to watch Game 3, the finale, whereas this is the Game 2 Preview/Game time. The game time is a bit different, but the other information is the same as below. To get all of the correct information and see what we wrote about Game 3 specifically, click this link! War Eagle!
Clint Myers promised his team when he arrived on campus that they would play for the Women's College World Series Championship. Now, in his 3rd year at Auburn, his girls are doing just that.
A dramatic come-from-behind win over UGA Saturday night and then a back-and-forth see-saw of a game against Florida State last night has put the #4 Tigers into the Championship Series against #3 Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated LSU 7-3 late last night to begin the Championship Series today.
The Championship Series is Best of 3. If one team wins Game 1 and 2, the series is over. If the teams split Game 1 and 2, then Game 3 will be played Wednesday night.
If you're wondering just how good the Sooners are, they haven't lost a game in over two months. Their last defeat was a 5-2 loss to Kansas on April 2nd. They are on an unbelievable hot streak and have defeated Alabama, Michigan, and LSU to get to the Championship Series.
They've also done it all on the arm of ace Paige Parker. No other Oklahoma pitcher has thrown a pitch in the College World Series. You'd have to think her arm is exhausted right now, but Oklahoma has been going through numerous methods to rest her arm. That includes driving her back to Norman - a short trip from Oklahoma City - to use their team's own facilities.
Normally I would have a stats comparison as I've done for every game in the NCAA Tournament. However, for the life of me, I can't find a comprehensive stats page on Oklahoma's softball website.
The Sooners will be the toughest test Auburn has faced this season. They're winners of 26 straight, feature one of the best pitchers in the nation, and a number of fantastic batters, too.
It's a safe bet Auburn will face Paige Parker in Game 1 tonight. Just who Auburn will put on the mound is still up in the air. All three of Auburn's primary pitchers - Kaylee Carlson, Makayla Martin, and Rachel Walters - pitched a few innings last night against Florida State. They've all been pitching throughout the Women's College World Series and the NCAA Tournament. Carlson started and finished last night, so my bet would be on either Walters or Martin.
How to Watch Game 1
Time: 8:00pm Eastern / 7:00pm Central
Stream: Watch ESPN
If In Auburn: Go to the watch party at Jane B Moore Field and watch it on the outfield video board!