OKLAHOMA CITY – Giselle Juarez hit 11 in another stellar performance, helping top Oklahoma beat Odicci Alexander and James Madison 7-1 in the Women’s College World Series semifinals on Monday.
The behind-the-scenes look at Alexander James Madison’s unscheduled throw surprised Oklahoma on Thursday’s opening day. to move the Sooners into the losing group Oklahoma won two games on Saturday and beat James. Madison on Sunday to force all winning games to spot in the championship series.
Alexander, who played all games for a win over Oklahoma and No. 5 Oklahoma State to reach the semifinals, lasted in the fifth inning on Monday, drawing a crowd of Oklahoma fans. Most of the Homa gave Alexander a round of applause as she left the field.
“It̵7;s amazing,” she said. It’s more than a game Seeing them applaud me and cheer me up. I mean it’s a good time. And it warms my heart.”
Juarez impressed with Alexander
“The game recognizes the game. And she’s a footballer,” Juarez said. “I have a lot of respect for her. And she gave everything she had. And I think it’s really great. They applauded her, she got it, she deserved it, she worked hard and I think she’s a competitor and she’s done really well this year.”
It was the first World Series appearance for James Madison (41-4), Colonial Athletics Association champion Patty Gasso, Oklahoma coach James Madison and coach Loren LaPorte supported softball.
“I think James Madison alone has made our sport better. Because they bring in a lot of people who want to see them,” Gasso said. “I think that’s the best compliment I can give the coach and the program.”
Oklahoma (54-3) will play the winner of Monday’s second playoff between No. 3 Alabama and No. 10 Florida State in a series that starts on Tuesday. Oklahoma is on track to win its fifth national title after winning in 2000, 2013, 2016 and 2017.
Juarez or “G” as she often walks past. Four hits were allowed in a complete game. Kate Gordon drove the first left-hander over the wall to the left. Chasing the fans The loyal purple clad behind the team’s dugout. But it’s all Juarez from there.
“They come out on the swing and are a good attacking team, so [it was about] Respect them and attack in the zone, but actually be yourself and follow my pace. And knowing that every time I get three times our good players will be back there,” said Juarez.
Oklahoma forward to stay fourth, Nicole Mendes tripled and scored on the wild field. Jana Johns made it 2-1 when she singled out Lynnsie Elam.
The Sooners also opened with four runs in five. Mackenzie Donihoo and Jayda Coleman both had two.
Jocelyn Alo hit her 32nd homer of the season – extending her school record – in six to push Oklahoma 7-1.