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Women's College World Series: Game 2
NCAA Women's College World Series
The first two innings of game No. 2 were a repeat of game No. 1: scoreless. In thethird, leadoff batter Jennifer Stump hit a solo homer that seemed to give Oklahoma somemomentum. Washington, though, would follow up in the top of the fourth with a JaimeClark solo homer to left to tie the game. The score remained tied until the top ofthe seventh when Washington scored two on a leadoff walk from Dena Tyson, a fielder'schoic bunt that left Sarah Hyatt safe at first, a base hit from Aimee Minor and a sacrificebunt from Amy Hanson that left runners at second and third. Amanda Oleson slapped a doubleto shallow left field that scored two. Oklahoma would get a runner on in the bottom ofthe seventh on a stand up double from Leah Gulla, but the Sooners couldn't capitalize.
Washington will play Arizona Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Oklahoma advances to the eliminationbracket and will play Alabama Sunday at 11 a.m.
WHAT THEY SAID
"I thought it was an excellent game. We put a run on early. I'm thrilled for us. It's a game of inches, that's why we have to be peaking at the right time, but you also have to get a few breaks and today we got a few breaks. We know we'll have to be at the topof our game (against Arizona)."
"I was hoping. She was beating me inside the whole game. With two strikes, I was looking for anything."
"Definitely going into it we knew Oklahoma would be a tough lineup to go through. Ijust let the defense help me out."
"We're disappointed because we know the first game is critical to move forward in thistournament. I thought we had a good game plan. I felt it was a game of missed opportunities; we shot ourselves in the foot a few times and ran ourselves out of a fewinnings. We didn't want to go down like that. These girls are hurtiing right now. Now we'llhave to fight our way out of the gutter. These players have a lot of heart."
"I just wanted to get on base. I knew I had to battle. We're not giving up. We stillhave plenty more games to play. We just know that any team can win."
"I thought we could have done better with the two previous batters. But we're in itto win it."
Go to NCAA Championships for the complete Women's College World Series schedule, including television coverage.