College baseball

Oklahoma players celebrate a run in the fifth inning as Florida's Aleshia Ocasio (8) walks back to the circle in the during an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game against Florida in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 10:45 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Just when it seemed Paige Parker had done it all, Oklahoma's ace took it to another level. The senior threw a two-hitter for her second shutout of the day, and Oklahoma remained alive in its quest for a third straight national title with a 2-0 win over Florida on Saturday night...
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June 02, 2018 - 5:29 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Zoe Casas had two hits and knocked in three runs, and Florida State defeated Georgia 7-2 on Saturday to stay alive in the Women's College World Series. Meghan King gave up just five hits in a complete game for the Seminoles. Florida State (53-12) will play Oregon in an...
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Oklahoma's Paige Parker (8) celebrates after Oklahoma's win over Arizona State during an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game in Oklahoma City, Saturday, June 2, 2018. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 3:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Things returned to normal for Paige Parker on Saturday. The senior threw a two-hitter, and Oklahoma defeated Arizona State 2-0 in an elimination game at the Women's College World Series. Parker entered the week with a career 8-0 World Series record, but she lost to Washington...
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Florida's Jonah Girand, left, is welcomed after his home run against Columbia during an NCAA Division I baseball tournament regional, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (Cyndi Chambers/The Gainesville Sun via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 7:35 am
A couple No. 4 regional seeds from lightly regarded leagues upset opponents from the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference, shaking up what had been a mostly ho-hum first day of the NCAA Tournament. Samford of the Southern Conference held on to beat No. 7 national seed Florida State 7-6 on Friday night...
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Washington's Gabbie Plain (16) celebrates with Taylor Van Zee (3) after the second inning of an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game against Oregon in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 1, 2018. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 11:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On back-to-back days, Washington freshman Gabbie Plain stared down the toughest of challenges with seemingly no fear. The Australian gave up four hits and no earned runs in six innings as Washington defeated top-seeded Oregon 6-2 on Friday in the Women's College World Series. A...
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In this March 18, 2018, photo provided by LIU Athletics, LIU Brooklyn NCAA college baseball coach Dan Pirillo walks across the field during a game against Saint Peter's in Brooklyn, N.Y. LIU Brooklyn is playing in the NCAA baseball tournament for the first time since 1972. Under second-year coach Dan Pirillo, the Blackbirds (31-24) have already set a school record for wins and are looking to add a few more in a surprisingly successful season. LIU Brooklyn plays its first game of the tournament on Friday night against regional host Coastal Carolina in Conway, South Carolina. (Mike McLaughin/LIU Athletics via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 4:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A simple but conspicuous sign has hung in LIU Brooklyn's dugout the entire season. Printed on a sheet of paper is the Northeast Conference preseason baseball coaches' poll, the one in which the Blackbirds were ominously picked in February to finish fifth out of seven teams. It has...
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May 31, 2018 - 10:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Aleshia Ocasio came through again, as she often has during her Florida career. The senior hit a three-run homer and pitched a complete game to help Florida beat Georgia 11-3 in five innings Thursday in the Women's College World Series. Ocasio gave up three runs and seven hits...
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Washington's Julia DePonte (4) reacts as Trysten Melhart (2) is called safe at home next to Oklahoma's Lea Wodach (15) in the top of the fifth inning during the second game of the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Washington won 2-0. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)
May 31, 2018 - 9:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had all the experience at the Women's College World Series, but a freshman put the Sooners on the brink of elimination. Washington's Gabbie Plain threw 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Huskies defeated two-time defending national champion Oklahoma 2-0 on Thursday. Plain...
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May 31, 2018 - 5:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It wasn't what Oregon coach Mike White expected, but he'll take it. Shannon Rhodes' three-run homer in the sixth inning helped top-seeded Oregon defeat Arizona State 11-6 on Thursday at the Women's College World Series. White figured the game would be about pitching, but it was...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, Florida head coach Kevin O'Sullivan, foreground, watches from the dugout during an NCAA college super regional baseball game against Wake Forest, in Gainesville, Fla. The top-seeded and defending national champion Gators (42-17) begin regional play Friday having lost six of their last seven, all since clinching the Southeastern Conference’s regular-season title. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey, File)
May 31, 2018 - 4:17 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With his baseball program mired in its worst slump in five years, Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan wanted a different voice to talk to his players. Thumbing through his phone, one name stood out: Former Gators basketball coach Billy Donovan. Donovan happened to be in town,...
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