No. 1 Texas to battle No. 4 Florida in WCWS winners' bracket

After passing its first test in the WCWS on May 30, No. 1 Texas faces the SEC champion Florida in the winners' bracket this weekend.
Kayden Henry, Texas softball
Kayden Henry, Texas softball / Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman /

Behind some clutch hitting at key points of the game and a tremendous effort on the mound from Teagan Kavan, No. 1 Texas softball and head coach Mike White won their first game in Oklahoma City on May 30. Texas shut out the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal in a 4-0 win to open the Women's College World Series this week.

No. 1 Texas softball advances to winners' bracket after dominant effort from Teagan Kavan

The freshman right-hander Kavan pitched a one-hit shutout to get her 19th win of the season. Kavan has eight wins and two saves since the last time she racked up a loss, which came all the way back in late March.

White and the Longhorns are now just two wins away from the Women's College World Series final, beginning on June 5. Next up for the Longhorns is a battle against the No. 4 Florida Gators in the winners' bracket on side 1. Florida defeated No. 5 Oklahoma State in a low-scoring 1-0 shutout in their opening game in OKC on May 30.

After the shutout win over Stanford on May 30, White's squad gets an extra day off before their next contest in the winners' bracket against Florida. Meanwhile, Stanford and Oklahoma State square off in a do-or-die contest in the elimination bracket on May 31.

Texas matches up against Florida in the winners' bracket on June 1, with the first pitch at 6 p.m. CT. Texas-Florida is one of two winners' bracekt games set to be played on June 1. The No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners look to defend their long-running WCWS title record against the No. 6 UCLA Bruins in the winners' bracket game in side 2 on June 1 at 2 p.m. CT.

The winner of the Texas-Florida matchup will be just one game away from reaching the Women's College World Series final. The loser faces the winner of the Stanford-Oklahoma State game in the elimination bracket on June 2.

You can follow the live updating bracket for the Women's College World Series on here.

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