JMU softball upsets No. 1 seed Oklahoma in College World Series

Sports

The James Madison University softball team won its first college world series game in program history on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

CHANTILLY, Va. (WDVM) – The James Madison softball team made history Thursday, defeating No. 1 overall seed Oklahoma in the first game of the 2021 College Softball World Series, 4-3 in eight innings.

The victory was the Dukes’ first CWS win in program.

James Madison Senior outfielder Kate Gordon hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to go ahead 4-3. James Madison Senior pitcher Odicci Alexander pitched a complete game, giving up six hits, three earned runs, striking out nine and walking two in eight full innings. James Madison Redshirt junior Sara Jubas hit a three-run homer in the third inning to give the Dukes a 3-0 lead, which the Sooners later tied.

The softball College World Series is an eight team double elimination tournament. James Madison will face No. 5 seed Oklahoma State tomorrow.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 

Trending Stories

12SportsZone Twitter