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Women's College World Series team-by-team breakdown

May. 28, 2024 19:45 PM EDT

ALABAMA (38-18) Coach: Patrick Murphy (1,304-393 in 27 years overall; 1,276-373 in 26 years at Alabama). Last WCWS appearance: 2023. National titles: 1 (2012). Road to Oklahoma City: Won Tuscaloosa Regional: beat USC Upstate 1-0, beat...

Big changes for the NCAA likely to upend scholarship limits and roster sizes across college sports

May. 28, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

Cody McDavis' life changed forever with a few strokes of a pen. McDavis grew up in a single-parent home where his mother worked three jobs to afford life's essentials. There was zero chance of paying for college if not for a basketball scholarship to Northern Colorado. ...

Blake Snell remains winless with Giants but focuses on positive strides while awaiting baby

May. 27, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Blake Snell takes the mound, his mind is all on pitching — even with a baby on the way who will make him a first-time father. With a no-decision for the Giants in Monday's 8-4 win against the Phillies, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner remains...

Injured Mets pitcher Kodai Senga has 'regretful feelings' over not being able to help team

May. 27, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Injured New York Mets pitcher Kodai Senga is upset he hasn't been able to help his team this season. "It’s obviously not ideal, a lot of regretful feelings," he said through a translator on Monday before New York's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers was...

No. 1 Texas joins 3-time defending champ Oklahoma in Women's College World Series field

May. 27, 2024 00:48 AM EDT

Top-seed Texas advanced to the Women’s College World Series. It wasn't easy. The Longhorns beat No. 16 seed Texas A&M 6-5 on Sunday to win the Austin Super Regional 2-1. Texas lost the opener Friday, then kept its season alive by rallying to beat the Aggies in...

Barry, Lim homer in late power display and Stanford heads to WCWS with 8-0 win over LSU

May. 26, 2024 23:54 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kaitlyn Lim's walkoff home run leading off the sixth inning after Stanford scored seven in the fifth sent the Cardinal to the WCWS with an 8-0 win over LSU in the Stanford Super Regional on Sunday night. After the ninth-seeded Tigers (44-17) romped 11-1 in...

Martinez has 3 extra base hits, Texas heads to WCWS with 6-5 win over Texas A&M

May. 26, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Viviana Martinez had three hits and drove in two runs to lead No. 1 seeded Texas into the WCWS with a 6-5 win over 16th-seeded Texas A&M on Sunday night in the Austin Super Regional. Martinez had an RBI double in the bottom of the third when the Longhorns...

Valentine grand slam, Briski pitching carry Alabama to 4-1 win over Tennessee, into WCWS

May. 26, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Riley Valentine hit a first-inning grand slam, Jocelyn Briski took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and 14th-seeded Alabama upended No. 3 seed Tennessee on Sunday in the finale of the best-of-three Knoxville Super Regional, earning the Crimson Tide a spot in the...

Duke tops Missouri 4-3 in 9 innings to win first super regional, qualify for first WCWS

May. 26, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — D'Auna Jennings led off the top of the ninth inning with a home run to end a scoreless pitching duel between Cassidy Curd and Missouri's Laurin Krings and 10th-seeded Duke held on for a wild 4-3 victory over the seventh-seeded Tigers on Sunday in the finale of the...

Williams, Rothrock lead Florida to super regional victory, berth in WCWS

May. 26, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mia Williams hit a two-run home run, Keagan Rothrock worked out of a seventh-inning jam to polish off a complete game for her 30th win and fourth-seeded Florida beat unseeded Baylor 5-3 on Sunday in the finale of the best-of-three Gainesville Super Regional, earning the...