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Wayne Staats | NCAA.com | June 5, 2019

UCLA wins 2019 Women's College World Series against Oklahoma on Kinsley Washington's walk-off single

UCLA wins 2019 Women's College World Series on walk-off hit vs. Oklahoma

UCLA is national champion for the 12th time in program history thanks to a walk-off hit by Kinsley Washington.

After allowing a game-tying home run to Oklahoma's Shay Knighton, with the Sooners down to their final out, UCLA bounced back in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out game-winning flare to left field. Jacqui Prober, pinch-running for Colleen Sullivan at second base, raced home on Washington's single to deliver UCLA its first national title since 2010.

UCLA scored two runs in the first inning Tuesday night to take an early lead, but Oklahoma rallied to tie the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning. The Bruins took the lead again in the fifth on Brianna Tautalafua's second homer in as many days, but Knighton's clutch homer again evened the score heading into the last half inning.

But Washington made sure there would be no decisive Game 3 needed. She finished the day 2-for-4 with that one game-winning RBI.

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On the mound, Rachel Garcia went the distance with seven innings, four strikeouts and four earned runs. The righty hurler was named 2019 Women's College World Series Most Outstanding Player.

UCLA swept Oklahoma 2-0 in the best-of-three 2019 championship series. The Bruins won Monday's opener, setting a WCWS record with 16 runs in a dominating 16-3 win over Oklahoma. In both games, UCLA clubbed four homers against OU's tough pitching staff.

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Championship Finals (Best-of-3)
Game 1: UCLA 16, Oklahoma 3 | UCLA takes 1-0 series lead
Game 2: UCLA 5, Oklahoma 4 | UCLA eliminates Oklahoma

Follow along below for a full recap of the 2019 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. 

 

Women's College World Series: Live updates 

Thursday, May 30

Game 1: No. 6 Arizona 3, No. 3 Washington 1 (8 inn.)
Game 2: No. 2 UCLA 7, No. 7 Minnesota 2
Game 3: No. 13 Oklahoma State 2, No. 5 Florida 1
Game 4: No. 1 Oklahoma 3, No. 8 Alabama 2

Friday, May 31 

Game 5: UCLA 6, Arizona 2
Game 6: Oklahoma 6, Oklahoma State 1

Saturday, June 1

Game 7: Washington 5, Minnesota 3 | Minnesota eliminated
Game 8: Alabama 15, Florida 3 (5 inn.) | Florida eliminated
Game 9: Washington 1, Oklahoma State 0 | Oklahoma State eliminated
Game 10: Alabama 2, Arizona 0 |Arizona eliminated

Sunday, June 2

Game 11: UCLA 3, Washington 0 (10 innings) | UCLA advances to Championship Finals
Game 12: Alabama 1, Oklahoma 0 
Game 14: Oklahoma 7, Alabama 3 |Oklahoma advances to Championship Finals

2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Bracket for the Women's College World Series

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2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Schedule, scores

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Women's College World Series

Thursday, May 30

Game 1: No. 6 Arizona 3, No. 3 Washington 1 (8 inn.)
Game 2: No. 2 UCLA 7, No. 7 Minnesota 2
Game 3: No. 13 Oklahoma State 2, No. 5 Florida 1
Game 4: No. 1 Oklahoma 3, No. 8 Alabama 2

Friday, May 31

Game 5: UCLA 6, Arizona 2
Game 6: Oklahoma 6, Oklahoma State 1

Saturday, June 1

Game 7: Washington 5, Minnesota 3 | Minnesota eliminated
Game 8: Alabama 15, Florida 3 (5 inn.) | Florida eliminated
Game 9: Washington 1, Oklahoma State 0 | Oklahoma State eliminated
Game 10: Alabama 2, Arizona 0 |Arizona eliminated

Sunday, June 2

Game 11: UCLA 3, Washington 0 (10 innings) | UCLA advances to Championship Finals
Game 12: Alabama 1, Oklahoma 0 
Game 14: Oklahoma 7, Alabama 3 |Oklahoma advances to Championship Finals

SUPER REGIONALS

DATES/SITES/PAIRINGS:
*Indicates Host Institution
All times ET

Oklahoma* vs. Northwestern Super Regional- May 24-26 at Norman, Oklahoma
Game 1: Oklahoma 3, Northwestern 0| Box score
Game 2: Oklahoma 8, Northwestern 0| Box score 

ADVANCING: Oklahoma

Alabama* vs. Texas Super Regional- May 23-25 at Tuscaloosa Alabama
Game 1: Alabama 3, Texas 0 | Box score
Game 2: Texas 7, Alabama 5 | Box score 
Game 3: Alabama 8, Texas 5| Box score 

ADVANCING: Alabama

Florida* vs. Tennessee Super Regional- May 24- 26 at Gainesville, Florida
Game 1: Florida 3, Tennessee 0 | Box score
Game 2: Tennessee 3, Florida 2 | Box score 
Game 3: Florida 2, Tennessee 1 (8)| Box score

ADVANCING: Florida

Florida State* vs. Oklahoma State Super Regional- May 23-25 at Tallahassee, Florida
Game 1: Oklahoma State 3, Florida State 1 (9 inn.) |Box score 
Game 2: Florida State 4, Oklahoma State 1Box score
Game 3: Oklahoma State 3, Florida State 2 | Box score

ADVANCING: Oklahoma State

Washington* vs. Kentucky Super Regional at Seattle, Washington
Game 1: Washington 3, Kentucky 0  | Box score 
Game 2: Washington 5, vs. Kentucky 0| Box score

ADVANCING: Washington

Ole Miss* vs. Arizona Super Regional - May 25-26 at Tuscon, Arizona
Game 1: Arizona 5, Ole Miss 2 | Box score
Game 2: Arizona 9, Ole Miss 1|Box score 

ADVANCING: Arizona

Minnesota* vs. LSU Super Regional - May 24-26 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Game 1: Minnesota 5, LSU 3 | Box score 
Game 2: Minnesota 3,  LSU 0 | Box score 

ADVANCING: Minnesota

James Madison vs. UCLA* Super Regional- May 24-26 at Los Angeles, California 
Game 1: UCLA 6, James Madison 1| Box score 
Game 2: UCLA 7, James Madison 2| Box score 

ADVANCING: UCLA

REGIONALS

DATES/SITES/PAIRINGS:
*Indicates Host Institution
All times ET

Norman Regional – May 17-19 at Norman, Oklahoma
Game 1: Wisconsin 4, Notre Dame 2 | Box score
Game 2: No. 1 seed Oklahoma 12, UMBC 0 | Box score 
Game 3: Oklahoma 4, Wisconsin 0| Box score 
Game 4: Notre Dame 2, UMBC 0 | Box score 
Game 5: Wisconsin 5, Notre Dame 4 | Box score 
Game 6: Wisconsin 2, Oklahoma 1 | Box score
Game 7: Oklahoma 2, Wisconsin 0| Box score 

ADVANCING: Oklahoma

Evanston Regional – May 17-19 at Evanston, Illinois
Game 1: Louisville 9, Southern Illinois 5 | Box score
Game 2: No. 16 Northwestern 15, Detroit Mercy 1 | Box score 
Game 3: Louisville 2, Northwestern 1 | Box score 
Game 4: Southern Illinois 2, Detroit Mercy 1 | Box score
Game 5: Northwestern 8, Southern Illinois 1 | Box score 
Game 6: Northwestern 7, Louisville 0| Box score 
Game 7: Northwestern 4, Louisville 3| Box score 

ADVANCING: Northwestern

Austin Regional – May 17-19 at Austin, Texas
Game 1: Houston 3, Texas A&M 1 | Box score 
Game 2: Sam Houston State 2, No. 9 Texas 1 | Box score
Game 3: Houston 5, Sam Houston State 0 | Box score 
Game 4: Texas 3, Texas A&M 2 | Box score 
Game 5: Texas 3, Sam Houston State 0 | Box score
Game 6: Texas 5, Houston 2| 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Game 7:  Texas 7, Houston 0| Box score 

ADVANCING: Texas

Tuscaloosa Regional – May 17-19 at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Game 1: Arizona State 4, Lipscomb 3 | Box score
Game 2: No. 8 seed Alabama 8, Alabama State 2 | Box score
Game 3: Alabama 7, Arizona State 4 | Box score 
Game 4: Lipscomb 14, Alabama State 0 | Box score 
Game 5: Arizona State 10, Lipscomb 1 | Box score
Game 6: Alabama 9, Arizona State 8| 2 p.m. Sunday

ADVANCING: Alabama 

Gainesville Regional – May 17-19 at Gainesville, Florida
Game 1: Boise State 9, Stanford 1 | Box scores
Game 2: No. 5 seed Florida 3, Boston U 0 | Box score
Game 3: Florida 8, Boise State 0 | Box score 
Game 4: Stanford 13, Boston 2 | Box score
Game 5: Boise State 2, Stanford 0 | Box score 
Game 6: Florida 5, Boise State 0 | Box score 

ADVANCING: Florida

Knoxville Regional – May 17-19 at Knoxville, Tennessee
Game 1: Ohio State 1, North Carolina 0 | Box score
Game 2: No. 12 seed Tennessee 8, Longwood 0 | Box score
Game 3: Tennessee 12, Ohio State 4 | Box score
Game 4: North Carolina 3, Longwood 1 | Box score 
Game 5: North Carolina 5, Ohio State 3 | Box score 
Game 6: North Carolina 1, Tennessee 0| Box score 
Game 7: Tennessee 2, North Carolina 0| Box score 

ADVANCING: Tennessee

Stillwater Regional – May 16-18 at Stillwater, Oklahoma
Game 1: Tulsa 5, Arkansas 0 | Box score  
Game 2: No. 13 seed Oklahoma State 3, BYU 1 | Box Score
Game 3: Oklahoma State 13, Tulsa 10 | Box score
Game 4: BYU 6, Arkansas 3 | Box score 
Game 5: Tulsa 6, BYU 4 | Box score
Game 6: Oklahoma State 2, Tulsa 1 | Box score

ADVANCING: Oklahoma State

Tallahassee Regional – May 17-19 at Tallahassee, Florida
Game 1: South Florida 3, South Carolina 2 | Box score
Game 2: No. 4 seed Florida State 8, Bethune-Cookman 0 | Box score 
Game 3: No. 4 seed Florida State 12, South Florida 1 | Box Score
Game 4: South Carolina 10, Bethune-Cookman 0 | Box score 
Game 5: South Carolina 2, South Florida 1 | Box score 
Game 6: Florida State 7, South Carolina 6| Box score

ADVANCING: Florida State

Seattle Regional – May 17-19 at Seattle, Washington
Game 1: Mississippi State 5,  Seattle U. 3 | Box score 
Game 2: No. 3 seed Washington 2, Fordham 0 | Box score
Game 3: Washington 6, Mississippi State 1| Box score 
Game 4: Seattle 1, Fordham 0 | Box score
Game 5: Mississippi State 7, Seattle 3 | Box score
Game 6: Washington 8, Seattle 0| Box score 

ADVANCING: Washington

Lexington Regional – May 17-19 at Lexington, Kentucky
Game 1: Virginia Tech 6, Illinois 2 | Box score
Game 2: No. 14 seed Kentucky 7, Toledo 2 | Box score
Game 3: No. 14 seed Kentucky 8, Virginia Tech 1 | Box score
Game 4: Illinois 2, Toledo 0 | Box score 
Game 5: Virginia Tech 5, Illinois 1 | Box score
Game 6: Kentucky 11, Virginia Tech 1| Box score 

ADVANCING: Kentucky

Oxford Regional – May 17-19 at Oxford, Mississippi
Game 1: Louisiana 3, Southeast Missouri State 2 | Box score
Game 2: No. 11 seed Ole Miss 12, Chattanooga 0 | Box score
Game 3: Louisiana 2 , No. 11 seed Ole Miss  0 | Box score
Game 4: Southeast Missouri State 2, Chattanooga 1 | Box score 
Game 5: Ole Miss 10, Southeast Missouri State 0 | Box score 
Game 6: Ole Miss 5, Louisiana 1|Box score
Game 7: Ole Miss 5, Louisiana 4| Box score 

ADVANCING: Ole Miss

Tucson Regional – May 17-19 at Tucson, Arizona
Game 1: Auburn 10, Colorado State 5 | Box score 
Game 2: No. 6 seed Arizona 5, Harvard 1 | Box score
Game 3: Arizona 2, Auburn 1 | Box score 
Game 4: Colorado State 6, Harvard 0 | Box score 
Game 5: Auburn 8, Colorado State 0 | Box score 
Game 6: Arizona 12, Auburn 3| Box score 

ADVANCING: Arizona

Minneapolis Regional – May 17-19 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Game 1: Georgia 6, Drake 4 (8) | Box score 
Game 2: No. 7 seed Minnesota 3, North Dakota State 0 | Box score 
Game 3: Minnesota 2, Georgia 1 | Box score
Game 4: Drake 8, North Dakota State 0 | Box score 
Game 5: Georgia 7, Drake 4| Box score
Game 6: Minnesota 8, Georgia 1| Box score

ADVANCING: Minnesota

Baton Rouge Regional – May 17-19 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Game 1: Texas Tech 3,  Louisiana Tech 0 | Box score
Game 2: No. 10 seed LSU 2, Monmouth 0 | Box score
Game 3: LSU 5, Texas Tech 4 | Box score 
Game 4: Louisiana Tech 1, Monmouth 0 | Box score 
Game 5: Texas Tech 3,  Louisiana Tech 1 | Box score
Game 6: Texas Tech 5, LSU 4| Box score 
Game 7: LSU 5, Texas Tech 1| Box score 

ADVANCING: LSU

Ann Arbor Regional – May 17-19 at Ann Arbor, Michigan
Game 1: James Madison 5, vs. DePaul 2 | Box score 
Game 2: No. 15 seed Michigan 8, Saint Francis (PA) 0 | Box score 
Game 3: Michigan 1, James Madison 0 | Box score 
Game 4: DePaul 3, Saint Francis (PA) 1 | Box score
Game 5: James Madison 3, DePaul 0 | Box score 
Game 6: James Madison 3, Michigan 0Box score
Game 7: James Madison 2, Michigan 1| Box score 

Los Angeles Regional – May 17-19 at Los Angeles, California
Game 1: Missouri 7, Cal State Fullerton 4 | Box score 
Game 2: No. 2 seed UCLA 6, Weber State 0 | Box score
Game 3: UCLA 9, Missouri 1 | Box score 
Game 4: Weber State 7, Cal State Fullerton 3 | Box score 
Game 5: Missouri 7, vs. Weber State 0 | Box score 
Game 6: Missouri 5, UCLA 1| Box score 
Game 7: UCLA 13, Missouri 1| Box score

ADVANCING: UCLA

RANKINGS: USA Today/NFCA top 25 | Softball America | RPI

2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Teams

Of the 64 teams that make up the bracket, 32 will qualify automatically. All but four of those teams will earn those AQ bids by winning conference tournaments. Four conferences (Big West, Mountain West, Pac-12 and West Coast) will award their AQ spots to the regular-season champion.

Conference (BRACKET) Location Dates Champion
America East West Hartford, CT May 8-11 UMBC
American Athletic Houston May 9-12 USF*
ACC Tallahassee, FL May 8-11 Florida State
Atlantic Sun Fort Myers, FL May 8-11 Lipscomb
Atlantic 10 Amherst, MA May 8-12 Fordham*
Big East Rosemont, IL May 10-11 DePaul
Big Sky Sacramento, Calif. May 8-11 Weber State
Big South Buies Creek, NC May 8-11 Longwood
Big Ten Bloomington, IN May 9-11 Michigan
Big 12 Oklahoma City May 10-11 Oklahoma*
Big West No Tournament N/A Cal State Fullerton
Colonial Harrisonburg, VA May 9-11 James Madison
Conference USA Birmingham, AL May 8-11 Louisiana Tech
Horizon Chicago May 8-11 Detroit Mercy
Ivy Cambridge, MA May 10-11 Harvard
Metro Atlantic Marist May 8-11 Monmouth
Mid-American Akron, OH May 8-11 Toledo
Mid-Eastern Ormond Beach, FL May 8-11 Bethune-Cookman
Missouri Valley Peoria, IL May 8-11 Drake
Mountain West No Tournament N/A Colorado State
Northeast LIU Brooklyn May 9-11 St. Francis
Ohio Valley Oxford, AL May 8-11 Southeast Missouri
Pac-12 No Tournament N/A UCLA
Patriot Boston University May 9-11 Boston University
SEC College Station, TX May 8-11 Florida
Southern Chattanooga, TN May 8-11 Chattanooga
Southland Natchitoches, LA May 7-10 Sam Houston State
SWAC Montgomery, AL May 8-11 Alabama State
Summit Fargo, ND May 8-11 North Dakota State
Sun Belt San Marcos, TX May 8-11 Louisiana
WAC Phoenix May 8-11 Seattle
West Coast No Tournament N/A BYU

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2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Dates

Sunday, May 12 — Selection Show

The official 64-team bracket was announced at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Sixteen teams are seeded as the top team in the field and are placed at the 16 regional sites.

Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19 — Regionals

The tournament starts with 16 Regionals played on campus sites. Each site will have four teams playing in a double-elimination tournament.

Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26 — Super Regionals

The 16 winners of the Regionals advance to the Super Regionals, which will be held at eight campus sites. Each site will have two teams playing in a best-of-three series.

Thursday, May 30 to Wednesday, June 5 — Women's College World Series

Eight teams will advance to USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium - OGE Energy Field in Oklahoma City. The teams will play in double-elimination format, with the last two teams then playing in a best-of-three championship series.

2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: History, champions

Florida State won its first national title last year, defeating Washington 1-0 and then 8-3 to sweep the championship series. Oklahoma had won consecutive national titles the previous two years.

YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE
2018 *Florida State (58-12) Lonni Alameda 8-3 Washington Oklahoma City
2017 *Oklahoma (61-9) Patty Gasso 5-4 Florida Oklahoma City
2016 Oklahoma (57-8) Patty Gasso 2-1 Auburn Oklahoma City
2015 Florida (60-7) Tim Walton 4-1 Michigan Oklahoma City
2014 *Florida (55-12) Tim Walton 6-3 Alabama Oklahoma City
2013 *Oklahoma (57-4) Patty Gasso 4-0 Tennessee Oklahoma City
2012 Alabama (60-8) Patrick Murphy 5-4 Oklahoma Oklahoma City
2011 *Arizona State (60-6) Clint Myers 7-2 Florida Oklahoma City
2010 *UCLA (50-11) Kelly Inouye-Perez 15-9 Arizona Oklahoma City
2009 Washington (51-12) Heather Tarr 3-2 Florida Oklahoma City
2008 *Arizona State (66-5) Clint Myers 11-0 Texas A&M Oklahoma City
2007 Arizona (50-14-1) Mike Candrea 5-0 Tennessee Oklahoma City
2006 Arizona (54-11) Mike Candrea 5-0 Northwestern Oklahoma City
2005 Michigan (65-7) Carol Hutchins 4-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
2004 UCLA (47-9) Sue Enquist 3-1 California Oklahoma City
2003 UCLA (54-7) Sue Enquist 1-0 California Oklahoma City
2002 California (56-19) Diane Ninemire 6-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
2001 *Arizona (65-4) Mike Candrea 1-0 UCLA Oklahoma City
2000 *Oklahoma (66-8) Patty Gasso 3-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
1999 *UCLA (63-6) Sue Enquist 3-2 Washington Oklahoma City
1998 Fresno State (52-11) Margie Wright 1-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
1997 Arizona (61-5) Mike Candrea 10-2 UCLA Oklahoma City
1996 *Arizona (58-9) Mike Candrea 6-4 Washington Columbus, Ga.
1995 *UCLA (50-6) Sharron Backus 4-2 Arizona Oklahoma City
1994 *Arizona (64-3) Mike Candrea 2-0 Cal State Northridge Oklahoma City
1993 Arizona (44-8) Mike Candrea 1-0 UCLA Oklahoma City
1992 *UCLA (54-2) Sharron Backus 2-0 Arizona Oklahoma City
1991 Arizona (56-16) Mike Candrea 5-1 UCLA Oklahoma City
1990 UCLA (62-7) Sharron Backus 2-0 Fresno State Oklahoma City
1989 *UCLA (48-4) Sharron Backus 1-0 Fresno State Sunnyvale, Calif.
1988 UCLA (53-8) Sharron Backus 3-0 Fresno State Sunnyvale, Calif.
1987 Texas A&M (56-8) Bob Brock 4-1 UCLA Omaha, Neb.
1986 *Cal State Fullerton (57-9-1) Judi Garman 3-0 Texas A&M Omaha, Neb.
1985 UCLA (41-9) Sharron Backus 2-1 Nebraska Omaha, Neb.
1984 UCLA (45-6-1) Sharron Backus 1-0 Texas A&M Omaha, Neb.
1983 Texas A&M (41-11) Bob Brock 2-0 Cal State Fullerton Omaha, Neb.
1982 *UCLA (33-7-2) Sharron Backus 2-0 Fresno State Omaha, Neb.

*Indicates undefeated teams in final series.

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