Oklahoma opponents can face gregarious Lauren Chamberlain, the face and voice of her sport who's chasing the career home run record, or pitch around her to get to Shelby Pendley, the quiet embodiment of excellence. Good luck with that.
Baylor completed a comeback for the ages when it trailed Kentucky 7-0 in the bottom of the sixth, eventually winning in the bottom of the eighth to earn a spot in Sunday's WCWS semifinals against Florida.
Kaitlyn Thumann doubled and scored on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning as Baylor rallied from a seven-run deficit to stun Kentucky 8-7 on Saturday night in an elimination game in the Women's College World Series.
When Molly Fichtner transferred, Alabama got the catcher it needed and much more. Don't let her size fool you, she plays a big role for the Crimson Tide as a power hitter and sets an example of living, and thriving, with Type 1 diabetes.
Last season was the storybook season for the Oklahoma Sooners. That they are in the Women's College World Series this season has everything to do with Lauren Chamberlain, both by her presence and her absence.
Graham Hays recaps Saturday's super regionals, including Baylor's decision to take the bat out of Georgia slugger Alex Hugo's hands, and how it paid off with a trip to the Women's College World Series.
Graham Hays knows this from Friday's super regional play: Florida State was able to put Thursday's 17-3 drubbing by Michigan behind it, coming back to win two games and advance to the Women's College World Series.
Arizona's eight national championships can be a weighty burden, so coaches are telling the Wildcats, our No. 7 team, to focus on the present. Of course, top-notch pitching makes doing that a lot easier.