Tennessee tops Washington with walk-off hit
OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 9 hitter Tory Lewis singled up the middle to score pinch-runner Whitney Hammond with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Tennessee beat Washington 1-0 on Saturday in the winners’ bracket of the Women’s College World Series.
Ellen Renfroe (19-4) allowed two hits and struck out 10 for Tennessee, which will next face a team from the losers’ bracket.
Tennessee (51-10) stranded 13 runners through six innings against Washington’s Kaitlin Inglesby (23-8), leaving the bases loaded three times.
In the seventh, Cheyanne Tarango hit an infield single and Hammond ran for her.
“I thought we played a great game,” Washington coach Heather Tarr said. “Kaitlyn Inglesby threw great. Unfortunately, offensively, we couldn’t string anything together.”
Today, Tennessee will play the winner of this morning’s Texas-Florida game. Washington (44-16) faces the winner of Saturday night’s late-starting game between Arizona State and Michigan in a loser-out matchup at 12:30 p.m.
Florida 9, Nebraska 8 (15): Lauren Haeger and Jessica Damico scored on shortstop Alicia Armstrong’s fielding error in the 15th inning, and Florida (58-8) eliminated Nebraska (45-16).It ended up as the fifth game to go 15 innings or longer at the Women’s College World Series. The longest game, in 1984, lasted 25 innings.
Oklahoma 10, Texas 2 (5): Callie Parsons drove in three runs, Keilani Ricketts threw a three-hitter and Oklahoma (54-4) rolled to a five-inning victory over Big 12 rival Texas (50-9) in a winners’ bracket game.
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