As head coach Mike White and the Texas softball program face elimination in the Women’s College World Series Finals against the top-seeded Big 12 rival Oklahoma Sooners, we will see if this team still is able to put up a good fight with their back up against the wall.
Texas is a perfect 6-0 when facing elimination so far this postseason. That includes when the Longhorns downed the seven-seed Oklahoma State Cowgirls in back-to-back games facing elimination in the semifinals of the Women’s College World Series last weekend.
Beating Oklahoma will be a much loftier task than edging out the Pokes in back-to-back games, though. Oklahoma has asserted their dominance all throughout the WCWS thus far, despite losing one game in the semis to the five-seed UCLA Bruins. The Sooners have even run-ruled two opponents so far in Oklahoma City, OK.
Oklahoma also dismantled the Longhorns in the first game of the WCWS Finals on June 8, by the final score of 16-1.
Moreover, Texas will face Oklahoma in this potential elimination game in the WCWS Finals on June 9 in OKC, with the first pitch time set for 6:30 p.m. CT.
Texas softball vs. OU betting odds
According to WynnBet, Texas is a 5.5-run underdog against Oklahoma in this game. And the over/under is set at 10.5 runs.
Texas softball vs. OU TV/stream info
Stream: WatchESPN app
Radio: 105.3 FM Austin Radio Network
After falling short to the Sooners by a whopping 15-run margin on June 8, White and the Longhorns have some work to do to stay alive in OKC. But Texas continued to be one of the most resilient teams in the entire country, pulling upset after upset with their back against the wall.
And there is good news here in the fact that Texas was one of just three teams so far this season that were able to beat the Sooners. They’ve done it once, it’s possible to do it again.
A win for the Longhorns would push the WCWS Finals against Oklahoma to one more game. If Texas does win on June 9, it would setup a winner-take-all matchup in the WCWS Finals on June 10.