The 2011 Women’s College World Series is underway with the top teams rolling so far, justifying their rankings and proving why certain schools are a consistent force in NCAA softball. After second-ranked Alabama shut out California yesterday, the Crimson Tide take on No. 11 Baylor today in the winner’s match-up of Bracket 1, while California meets Oklahoma State in a must-win scenario with the loser heading home.
Top-ranked Arizona State also rolled against Oklahoma in last night’s contest and faces No. 4 Florida in the strongest match-up of the day. Florida beat Missouri handily last night, sending the No. 5 Tigers to face fellow Big 12 opponent Oklahoma in the other must-win contest of Bracket 2.
The full schedule of Friday and Saturday’s games are listed below (Eastern time) and all games are available on ESPN on TV or ESPN3.com online:
Friday, June 3
Alabama v. Baylor – 7pm
Arizona State v. Florida – 9:30pm
Saturday, June 4
California v. Oklahoma State – 12pm
Oklahoma v. Missouri – 2:30pm