Texas Longhorns softball rallies to advance to championship round of WCWS
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gritty, unseeded Texas fought off elimination twice in one day to earn a shot at a national championship.
Courtney Day hit a three-run homer for the second straight game - this one sparking a rally from a five-run deficit - and Texas stunned
No. 7 seed Oklahoma State 6-5 on Monday night to advance to the Women's College World Series finals.
Texas needed to win two games in the double-elimination format to move forward, while Oklahoma State only needed one victory.
The Longhorns (47-20-1) blanked the Cowgirls 5-0 in the first game of Monday night's doubleheader,
then won the nightcap for their sixth win in an elimination game this NCAA postseason.
"It's crazy," said Texas pitcher Estelle Czech, who threw a four-hitter in the first game. "It's mind-boggling, and I wouldn't want to go through
it with anyone else. Our pitching staff is stacked. Our hitting is stacked. Defense is stacked.