Before many of the super regionals even began, Washington was putting the finishing touches on a 1-0 victory against Missouri, advancing the Huskies to the Women's College World Series.
An impromptu party in front of the dugout during a fourth-inning rain delay turned into a celebration that will last a long time for Alabama's softball team.
Alabama hasn't been around long, but it's come close to softball's big prize a few times. Wednesday was its breakthrough as the Crimson Tide won the WCWS title over Oklahoma.
Jackie Traina and Amanda Locke each had three-run doubles and Alabama forced a decisive third game in the Women's College World Series finals by beating Oklahoma 8-6 on Tuesday night.
For the first time since 2007, there will be a winner-take-all Game 3. Alabama saw to that with an 8-6 win against Oklahoma.
Jessica Shults got to the Women's College World Series once before. An illness kept her from being the power-hitting, run-producing menace Oklahoma knows her to be.
It was billed as a duel of pitchers Keilani Ricketts of Oklahoma and Jackie Traina of Alabama. Yet both pitchers batted cleanup, and produced, for their respective teams.
The Crimson Tide's six seniors don't mind the underclassmen grabbing the headlines. They just want their share of a championship.
Oklahoma's California recruits and Alabama's Southern roots saw to it that no Pac-12 team made the championship series for the first time since 1986.
Oklahoma's ace has been good for some time. In the postseason, she is 7-0 with a 0.16 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 45 innings.
It's Cal versus Oklahoma and Alabama versus Arizona State as softball's top powers do battle in a day for the ages at the WCWS.
Frani Echavarria got her third RBI of the game during a three-run sixth inning for California, helping the top-seeded Golden Bears rally past LSU 5-3 on Thursday in the opening round of the Women's College World Series.
Best game? Most compelling players? Another Pac-12 title? You want to know, and we run down the answers heading into the Women's College World Series.
Starting with No. 1 Cal, here are the players to watch and storylines to follow at the Women's College World Series.
Alabama rides its quick duo of Kayla Braud and Jennifer Fenton -- and a raucous home crowd -- to a super regional victory over Michigan onj Thursday night.
Alabama shortstop Whitney Larsen talks about her team's 3-0 win against Baylor in the Women's College World Series and the team's shutout streak behind ace Kelsi Dunne....