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WCWS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CENTRAL

June 3, 2013

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TENNESSEE's WCWS Schedule

Thursday, May 30

UT 9, UF 2
Game 2
Tennessee vs. Florida (H)

Saturday, June 1

UT 1, UW 0
Game 5
Tennessee (H) vs. Washington

Sunday, June 2

Tennessee 2, Texas 1
Game 5
Tennessee vs. Texas (H)

Monday, June 3

Oklahoma 5, Tennessee 3 (12)
Championship Series Game 1
Tennessee vs. Oklahoma (H)

Tuesday, June 4

7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET
Championship Series Game 2
Tennessee (H) vs. Oklahoma

Wednesday, June 5

7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET
Championship Series Game 3
Tennessee vs. Oklahoma (H)

Event Information

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Ticket Information
Tickets can be purchased through the NCAA at www.ncaa.com/wcws or over the phone at 1-866-208-0048.

Broadcast Schedule
To lean more about what networks will carry what games at the WCWS, click HERE.

WCWS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES GAME 1
Series History
Tennessee
(52-10)
VS.

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Oklahoma
(55-4)
All-Time: Tennessee, 3-0
Series History:
3/6/09 UT W, 4-1
3/7/09 UT W, 6-5 (8)
2/14/10 UT W, 4-2

Monday, June 3
OU 5, UT 3 (12)
Notes
Ellen Renfroe (19-5)
Keilani Ricketts (35-1)
Madison Shipman hit a three-run homer to center in the top of the 11th. Brittany Williams hit an RBI double to right center and Callie Parsons hit an RBI triple to left center in the bottom of the 11th. Lauren Chamberlain hit a walk-off two-RBI homer in the bottom of the 12th. Ellen Renfroe and Keilani Ricketts each strcuk out 13.

WCWS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES GAME 2
Series History
Tennessee
(52-11)
VS.

ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Oklahoma
(56-4)
All-Time: Tennessee, 3-1
Series History:

3/6/09 UT W, 4-1
3/7/09 UT W, 6-5 (8)
2/14/10 UT W, 4-2
6/3/13 OU W, 5-3 (12)

Tuesday, June 4
7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET
Notes
WP -
LP -
Tuesday's game will be on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET. Beth Mowins will be the play-by-play with Jessica Mendoza and Michele Smith as analysts. The game will also be broadcast on WNML 990 AM, 99.1 FM with Brian Rice on the call.

THE SERIES VS. OKLAHOMA

  • Tennessee and Oklahoma have met three times entering this Championship Series with the Lady Vols winning each game.
  • All-time Series: UT leads, 3-0
  • March 6, 2009: Tennessee 4, Oklahoma 1
      Jessica Spigner was 2-for-3 with a home run. Erinn Webb added a clutch three-RBI triple in the fifth to push UT's lead to 4-0. Cat Hosfield struck out six over seven frames to earn the win in Norman.

  • March 7, 2009: Tennessee 6, Oklahoma 5 (8)
      Erinn Webb hit the game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning. She also had a solo homer. while>Jessica Spigner went 2-for-3 with a double and and two RBIs. Cat Hosfield tossed seven scoreless innings in relief to earn the win.

  • Feb. 14, 2010: Tennessee 4, Oklahoma 2
      Jessica Spigner hit a grand slam off Keilani Ricketts in the third inning. Ivy Renfroe earned the win after striking out five over four scoreless innings. Cat Hosfield picked up the save after tossing three relief frames.

TENNESSEE

  • The Lady Vols (52-11, 16-6 SEC) finished second in the SEC in the regular season and advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament. UT defeated Alabama in two games in the Knoxville Super Regional to punch its sixth ticket in the last nine years to the WCWS.
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Team Batting Average: .333 (5th)
  • Team Scoring (RPG): 6.81 (3rd)
  • Team Fielding Percentage: .974 (13th)
  • Team ERA: 1.76 (8th)
  • Raven Chavanne, Lauren Gibson and Madison Shipman were all named first team NFCA All-Americans.
  • Tennessee played two very hard-fought games against defending national champion Alabama in the Super Regionals to punch its ticket to Oklahoma City. Sophomores Hannah Akamine and Cheyanne Tarango combined for three RBIs to lift UT to a 3-2 Game 1 win. The Lady Vols rallied back from a three-run deficit for a 5-3 Game 2 win.
  • Raven Chavanne was a Top 3 Finalist for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. She is just the third Lady Vol to make it to the Top 3, joining Monica Abbott (who won in 2007) and Tonya Callahan (2008). Chavanne ranks eighth in the nation with a .461 batting average and a 1.17 runs scored per game average. She also is 15th in the country in stolen bases per game with a 0.67 average (39-for-40). Chavanne was also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.
  • Chavanne was named Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. Madison Shipman and Ellen Renfroe were named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team.
  • Lauren Gibson was named the SEC Player of the year after outstanding play in conference games. She was also a Top 10 Finalist for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year. On the year, Gibson is batting .408 (51st in the nation) with 18 home runs (t-16th) and 67 RBIs (1.12 average is 15th in nation). Her .822 slugging percentage ranks 16th in the nation.
  • Chavanne, Gibson, Kat Dotson and Shipman earned NFCA All-Southeast Region first team honors. Ellen Renfroe was named to the All-Southeast Region second team.
  • Chavanne, Shipman and Ellen Renfroe were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team.
  • Chavanne, Gibson, Kat Dotson and Madison Shipman earned first Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team honors.
  • UT has three players with double-digit home runs. Gibson has 18 and Madison Shipman and Cheyanne Tarango each have 10 hme runs.
  • Ivy Renfroe earned two wins in the Super Regionals, improving to 21-4 on the season. She now has three 20-win seasons in her stories UT career.
  • Chavanne leads all active players in the nation with 37 career hits in NCAA Tournament play.
  • Ivy Renfroe continues to be one of the most dominant NCAA Tournament pitchers. With two shutout wins last week, she is now 17-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament play with a 1.54 ERA and 125 strikeouts over 122.2 innings.

OKLAHOMA

  • Like the Lady Vols, the Sooners (56-4) went 3-0 in their Regional and 2-0 in the Norman Super Regional to advance to the WCWS. Oklahoma won the Big-12 conference Championship with a 5-0 win over Oklahoma State. They are also undefeated in the NCAA Postseason.
  • Category (National Rank)
  • Batting Average: .338 (3rd)
  • Team ERA: 1.16(1st)
  • Home Runs Per Game: 1.56 (4th)
  • Scoring (RPG): 7.92 (1st)
  • Slugging Percentage: .586 (1st)
  • WL Percentage: .932 (1st)
  • The USA Softball Player of the Year Keilani Ricketts no-hit Michigan to help Oklahoma to a 7-1 victory in the opening game of the Women's College World Series on Thursday Night. Oklahoma followed that win up with a run-rule 10-2 victory over Texas to move on to face Washington who they sent home with a 6-2 victory on Sunday night to reach the WCWS Finals
  • The Sooners lead the nation in scoring (7.92 rpg), slugging (.586) and win-loss percentage (.932) and have the best ERA in the country holding their opponents to just 1.16 runs per game.
  • Lauren Chamberlain leads the Sooners with a .456 batting average and 1.106 slugging percentage belting 29 homers and accounting for 82 of Oklahoma's RBIs on the season.
  • In the circle, Ricketts, who also hits for the Sooners, has established herself as one of the nation's elite pitchers with a 34-1 record, a 1.21 ERA and 337 strikeouts in 226.1 innings. At the plate, Ricketts has produced a .382 batting average, a .772 slugging percentage and has hit 14 home runs and knocked in 56 RBI this season

NCAA Bracket

 

 

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