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The Daily Nole — June 10, 2021: Oklahoma Tops FSU Softball to Force Decisive WCWS Game

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Lead Story

Florida State softball was six outs away from a national championship on Wednesday night, but a big inning from top-seeded Oklahoma turned the tide. The Sooners pushed across four runs in the sixth inning in the second game of the College World Series finals to top the Seminoles, 6-2.

Jocelyn Alo provided the big blow with the go-ahead 2-run home run for Oklahoma. The Sooners added two more runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh.

Elizabeth Mason’s 2-run home run helped FSU jump to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Oklahoma cut the lead in half in the third on Jana Johns’ solo blast. Oklahoma pitcher Giselle Juarez kept FSU in check over the final six innings.

The teams will play a decisive game on Thursday. The contest begins at 3 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN.

Between the Lines

In addition to the Women’s College World Series, FSU track and field began the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Wednesday.

On the Agenda

Aside from the Women’s College World Series, FSU track and field will continue the NCAA Outdoor Championships on Thursday.

News and Notes

This year’s Women’s College World Series is the first to go three games since 2016.

Helpful Links

CFB Home: Five Facts About the Florida State-Oklahoma Football Series
The Osceola: Column: Softball’s rapid growth, capturing hearts with every smile
Tomahawk Nation: Florida State football recruiting updates (6/9)

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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