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Florida State softball vs. Oklahoma Women’s College World Series Championship Game 1 Thread: Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Seminoles seeking second title in four seasons.

NCAA Division 1 Women’s College World Series - Game 14 - Florida State v Alabama Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

No. 10 Florida State softball will open the College World Series Finals on Tuesday night against the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners.

After dropping the CWS opener to the No. 2 UCLA Bruins, the Seminoles have rattled off four straight elimination game victories including back-to-back wins over the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Now, they’re two wins away from winning their second national title.

This postseason run is nearly a carbon copy of the 2018 championship sprint through Oklahoma City. That team also dropped its opener to UCLA before reeling off four straight to reach the championship series and eventually sweeping the Washington Huskies to claim the title.

This time the Seminoles face the top-seeded Sooners.

The Sooners are 54-3 on the year with two of those losses coming in extra innings including their CWS opening game against James Madison. Just like Florida State, Oklahoma had to win 4 straight elimination games to reach the finals. The two are the fourth and fifth teams in the last 29 years to conquer the loser’s bracket after dropping their first game.

Oklahoma features five All-Americans (tied for the most nationally with UCLA), including the National Player of the Year Jacelyn Alo. She leads the nation with 30 home runs and a 1.135 slugging percentage, while also ranking second in RBI and fourth in batting average.

TV: 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.