No. 1 Texas run-rules No. 4 Florida in dominant 10-0 win

Texas hasn't allowed a single run in the Women's College World Series in two games.
Mac Morgan, Texas softball

No. 1 Texas softball can smell the Women's College World Series final after its latest triumph in the double-elimination bracket. Texas run-ruled the No. 4 Florida Gators in a very convincing 10-0 shutout win in five innings in the winners' bracket game on June 1.

Mac Morgan shuts out No. 4 Florida to keep Texas softball advancing in the WCWS

Mac Morgan pitched Texas's second-consecutive shutout win in the Women's College World Series. This comes after Teagan Kavan pitched a one-hit shutout against the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal in a 4-0 win in the opening round of the Women's College World Series on May 30.

Morgan also allowed only one hit and one walk, while striking out five Florida batters in her five innings of work on the mound in this decisive win to keep the momentum going for the Longhorns in OKC.

Plenty of run support showed up for the Longhorns in this game too. Katie Stewart and Alyssa Washington both delivered three-run home runs in this game to ensure the Longhorns held a comfortable lead throughout.

Washington's three-run home run came in the bottom of the first inning, which saw the Longhorns put up five runs to take a commanding lead against the Gators early on.

Texas tacked on another five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, including Stewart's three-run shot to center field. Stewart finished the day a perfect 2-of-2 at the plate, with two hits, two runs scored, a game-high four runs batted in, and one walk.

Washington was the only other Texas hitter with multiple RBIs on the day. She had two hits in three at-bats, with three RBI all coming on that three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning.

This game was also Morgan's fourth complete-game shutout of the 2024 campaign, and the second since regionals. Morgan also pitched a complete-game shutout in Texas's 5-0 win over the Siena Bulldogs in the opener of the Austin Regional on May 17.

Throughout much of the postseason, the Longhorn pitching staff has been nothing short of dominant. Outside of the win in the Austin Super Regional over the No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies, Texas's pitching staff has been nearly spotless this postseason. Texas hasn't allowed a single run in the Women's College World Series and has pitched shutouts in four of its eight postseason games.

Texas faces the winner of the elimination bracket game, which is the No. 6 UCLA Bruins against No. 8 Stanford on June 2, in potentially the final game of side 1 of the bracket on June 3. If Texas wins its next game on side 1 of the WCWS bracket, it will advance to the final for the first time since 2022.

That could potentially set up a Red River Women's College World Series final between No. 1 Texas and the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners next week if both the Longhorns and OU take care of business in their next game.

The first pitch time for Texas's next game in the Women's College World Series is 6 p.m. CT on June 3 against the winner of UCLA/Stanford in tonight's game.

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