Jun 10, 2022
Oklahoma sent the signal early in the game that its dominant season wasn’t about to end short of a sweep in the Women’s College World Series championship series.
It just took a while for everyone else to know it.
Jayda Coleman felt it, after robbing Texas' Courtney Day of what would’ve been a three-run homer in the first inning.
So did Jordy Bahl, letting out one of her primal screams in the circle as she watched Coleman haul in the ball that seemed destined to clear the wall in left-center.
Sooners coach Patty Gasso did in the OU dugout.
So did Longhorns coach Mike White, watching helplessly from just off third base as his hitters bashed the ball over the field but could only manage two first-inning runs.
The Sooners didn’t tie the game for 45 minutes. Didn’t take the lead for about 80 minutes.
But Coleman’s early heroics set the tone in OU’s eventual 10-5 win over Texas that gave the Sooners (59-3) their sixth national championship and second consecutive.
Source: USA TODAY Sports
Alonzo Adams, USA TODAY Sports