On the off chance that James Madison is softball’s Cinderella, 12 PM should stand by.
The unseeded Dukes brought down another top group in fifth-cultivated Oklahoma State softball 2-1 in a champ’s section game on Friday night at the Women’s College World Series at Hall of Fame Stadium.
James Madison advances to Sunday, requiring just one win to arrive at the WCWS title arrangement.
James Madison pitcher Odicci Alexander kept the Cowgirl setup shaky the entire evening and she made probably the greatest plays of the competition with the second out in the highest point of the seventh inning. Alexander gathered up a just barely get hit by OSU’s Chelsea Alexander and jumping to label OSU’s Scotland David not long before her hand arrived at home plate.
Alexander instigated a pop fly to short left field to end the game one player later.
Oklahoma State softball drops into the washouts section where it will play at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. OSU will confront the champ of Saturday evening’s disposal game between No. 10 cultivated Florida State and No. 11 Arizona.
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“We have a great deal to play for” OSU mentor Kenny Gajewski said. “This one damage. They all hurt. At the point when you lose losing sucks. It’s unpleasant regardless of where you’re at regardless of what you’re doing.
“We’ll get over this. We’ll hit the hay around evening time. I guarantee the sun will be up here tomorrow without a doubt, and these children will bob back and they’ll be prepared.”
James Madison struck early, scoring a disagreement, lower part of the principal inning. A walk and solitary put sprinters on first and second at that point OSU pitcher Carrie Eberle tossed uncontrollably to first on a grounder back to the circle permitting a race to come in.
In the lower part of the third Kate Gordon begun with a performance homer to left field. It was Gordon who hit the homer in the eighth inning that ended up being the triumphant altercation the Dukes disturbed of top-cultivated Oklahoma on Thursday’s initially round.
The Cowgirls at last got through with a spat the highest point of the fifth. Reagan Wright came to on an infield single to profound shortstop, at that point moved to a respectable halfway point on Avery Hobson’s penance hit. Chelsea Alexander lined a two-out single to left field and Wright slid in securely as the toss was misused at home plate.
In the lower part of the fifth Eberle surrendered a couple of singles to begin the inning and was pulled for Kelly Maxwell. Maxwell got a popout and two strikeouts to end the inning carrying a shock of energy to the Cowgirls.
In any case, they couldn’t do what’s necessary to push a stumble into coming up short on Odicci Alexander’s exceptional scoop-and-label play at the plate.
“She’s an insane competitor,” Gajewski said of Odicci Alexander. “Simply credit her for doing what competitors do what big-time players do they simply make plays. We messed it up that is the main concern. She just made us pay.
“We wavered at third. There’s no compelling reason to falter. It was a security crush.
Exercises learned. We have a little youngster out there in (squeeze sprinter Scotland David) and return her privilege out there once more. In the event that she doesn’t spare a moment she doesn’t need to slide, she’s protected simply. In any case, credit Odicci, she made a fantastic, athletic play that you simply don’t see pitchers make.”