As head coach Mike White and unseeded Texas softball continue their quest to do the unthinkable and win the Women’s College World Series, they’ll face another difficult Big 12 foe in the semifinals early this week in Oklahoma City, OK. Texas is now set to take on a familiar foe in the Women’s College World Series semifinals in at least one game, starting on June 6 against the seven-seed Oklahoma State Cowgirls.
White and the Longhorns come into this meeting with Oklahoma State in the semis of the Women’s College World Series with a record of 45-20-1 (12-6 Big 12) following their elimination game win over the Arizona Wildcats on June 5. Texas beat Arizona to stay alive in OKC on June 5 by the final score of 5-2.
Texas has now defeated the five-seed UCLA Bruins and unseeded Arizona, along with a loss to the top-seeded Oklahoma Sooners, in the WCWS so far.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State is unscathed so far in OKC, entering this meeting with the Longhorns with a record of 48-12 (14-4 Big 12) after their 2-0 shutout win on June 4 over the 14-seed Florida Gators. Oklahoma State has now beaten Florida and Arizona in their two games thus far in OKC.
This Pokes squad is red-hot heading into this one, having won 10 games in a row dating back to the Big 12 Tournament.
Here’s a look at the betting odds, TV/streaming information, and game prediction as Texas gets set to take on Oklahoma State in the WCWS in OKC on June 6, with the first pitch time set for 6 p.m. CT.
Texas softball vs. Oklahoma State betting odds
According to WynnBet, Texas is a 1.5-run underdog against Oklahoma State in this game. And the over/under is set at 6.5 runs.
Texas softball vs. Oklahoma State TV/streaming info
Stream: WatchESPN App
Radio: 105.3 FM Austin Radio Network
Texas softball vs. Oklahoma State pick
This Longhorns team continues to show the utmost fight throughout the postseason, which is why they’re still alive in OKC with only four teams left in the field.
In order for Texas to continue to remain alive in the WCWS field, they’ll need to beat Oklahoma State twice. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State only needs one win to advance to the final round of the WCWS.
Texas will once again be relying on the senior All-American pitcher Hailey Dolcini to lead this team on the mound. Dolcini was up and down through the WCWS run for the Longhorns thus far. She didn’t have her best game in the win over Arizona to round out the weekend.
But she’ll likely have a pitcher’s duel on her hands in this one against the Pokes as a fellow All-American will be taking the mound for the opponent in Kelly Maxwell. Dolcini will really need to be on her game to keep pace with Maxwell.
If Dolcini can give the Longhorns a quality start in this one, that could give the offense the juice it needs to get something going against Maxwell and the Pokes. This feels like a great opportunity for the Longhorns to pull off yet another unlikely upset to continue this magical postseason run.