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Charting Texas softball’s path to the Women’s College World Series

Charting Texas softball’s path to the Women’s College World Series

Texas softball is on the rise after following a national championship appearance last season with a strong showing in 2023. This year saw the team win 42 games headlined by a sweep of this year’s No. 6 tournament team Oklahoma State.

Head coach Mike White’s team didn’t receive the most optimal seeding for this year’s Tournament. Despite the immediate victory of hosting a regional, the NCAA placed Texas as the No. 13 team in the bracket.

The Longhorns slot seven places behind the Oklahoma State Cowgirls despite better overall record, conference record and standing, conference tournament results and a head-to-head sweep. As a result the team will face a difficult path to the College World Series.

Here’s a look at who Texas might need to get past within its bracket to reach Oklahoma City.

USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Record: 42-16

Road record: 18-8

Notable result: 1-1 series split at Texas Tech.

 

USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Record: 33-19

Road record: 8-7

Notable result: 2-1 series win at No. 7 Arkansas.

USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Record: 34-23-1

Road record: 7-9-1

Notable result: def. No. 9 Alabama, No. 10 Texas in Bevo Classic.

Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Record: 44-8

Home record: 19-4

Notable result: def. No. 5 Clemson, No. 6 Northwestern.

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