Seventeen innings and five and a half hours later, Oklahoma is one win away from its second straight championship.
That’s right, it took 17 innings for the Sooners to top the Gators in a Game 1 that will be remembered for years to come. The Sooners twice had Florida down to its last out before the No. 1 team was able to tie it, but finally Oklahoma was able to put Florida away in the 17th despite the tying run being on base with a run already in.
Shay Knighten was the hero for Oklahoma in Game 1, lifting a three-run homer into the left-field bleachers off Kelly Barnhill, who reentered the game after a seven-inning start.
It almost seems impossible for the rest of the series to follow that one, but two teams this talented and hungry will find a way. Before Game 2 comes your way at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, you’ll want to scroll through below for a full recap of one of the greatest softball games ever played.
2017 NCAA Softball Tournament: Schedule, game times for Women’s College World Series
|Women’s College World Series|
|Thursday, June 1|
|Game 1||Noon||Florida 8, Texas A&M 0 (5 innings)||ESPN|
|Game 2||2:30 p.m.||LSU 2, UCLA 1||ESPN|
|Game 3||7 p.m.||Washington 3, Oregon 1||ESPN2|
|Game 4||9:30 p.m.||Oklahoma 6, Baylor 3||ESPN2|
|Friday, June 2|
|Game 5||7 p.m.||Florida 7, LSU 0||ESPN|
|Game 6||9:30 p.m.||Oklahoma 3, Washington 1||ESPN|
|Saturday, June 3|
|Game 7||Noon||UCLA 8, Texas A&M 2||ESPN|
|Game 8||2:30 p.m.||Oregon 7, Baylor 4||ESPN|
|Game 9||7 p.m.||Washington 1, UCLA 0||ESPN|
|Game 10||9:30 p.m.||Oregon 4, LSU 1||ESPN|
|Sunday, June 4|
|Game 11||1 p.m.||Florida 5, Washington 2||ESPN|
|Game 12||3:30 p.m.||Oklahoma 4, Oregon 2||ESPN|
|Championship Series – Monday, June 5|
|Game 1||7 p.m.||Oklahoma 7, Florida 5 (17)||ESPN|
|Tuesday, June 6|
|Game 2||8 p.m.||Florida vs. Oklahoma||ESPN|
|Wednesday, June 7|
|Game 3||*8 p.m.||Florida vs. Oklahoma (if necessary)||ESPN|