UPDATE: Cowgirls advance to Women’s College World Series | Sports

The error display on the Cowgirl Stadium scoreboard ticked like a number on a gas station and was just as expensive.

Clemson shortstop Alia Logoleo will work hard to forget the second inning of the super-regional victory of OSU 5-1 on Friday night. The victory completed the sweep Tigers and sent the Cowgirls to their third consecutive Women’s College World Series.

Logoleo made mistakes in three consecutive games, resulting in three OSU runs. The first two mistakes were improperly handled ground balls, which Logoleo knocked down, but failed to play cleanly. She played another ground ball, but her throw jumped from first bassist Bailey Taylor.

“(Clemson’s pitcher) Valerie (Cagle) really did her job getting the ground balls and we just didn’t train on the defensive and you can’t do that against good teams in this environment,” said Clemson coach John Rittman.

A record crowd of 1384 people got to their feet when the change that began so routinely for the Tigers was uncovered, while Logoleo recorded a putout on the ground ball. OSU’s second base player, Karli Petty, was at the bases when the bugs accumulated.

“I feel like the pace is starting to pick up,” Petty said. “I feel like you’re just putting the balls into the game hard, putting pressure on the defense is all you can do, and if you’re still 100%, it’s putting a lot of pressure on everyone. I feel like you can get things moving this way, maybe it wasn’t the way we wanted to achieve those runs, but runs are runs. “

The Tigers, who played in the first superregional three-year history, made their own mistakes. In the first inning, the Tigre Cowgirls ran.

OSU outfielder Chelsea Alexander swung to start the game, but reached first. She stole second place and fought her way to third place on the wild field while scoring on the ground.

In the fourth inning, the second OSU player, Karli Petty, sent a homerun to the left field. The blast provided more breathing space for the Morgan Day pitcher.

Day shot 5.1 innings, gave up one run, five shots and four walks. It was the power that the OSU needed. Kelly Maxwell, an ace of OSU, entered the sixth inning with two Tigers at the base and took two breaks, slamming the door before Clemson’s season.

“As soon as I saw Kelly come out, I knew the game was over,” Day said.

The cowgirls will have five days off on June 2 before the first day of the Women’s College World Series. OSU enters as the 7th seed and will first play against the winner of Arizona and the state of Mississippi.

“I am very happy for this team, for our fans, for our school, for our department, that it can represent us in OKC for the third year in a row and I think we are going well and I can’t wait there and be able to play the first match before sold out audience, “said OSU coach Kenny Gajewski.

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