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Did you really think it would be that easy to expel the defending national champions from the tournament?

Down 2-1 in the sixth and 4-2 in the 10th, Oklahoma put together a pair of rallies to give Tulsa its first loss in regional play and set up a winner-take-all contest Monday afternoon for the super regional spot against Auburn.

After Tulsa scored a run in each of the first two innings and kept the Sooners off the scoreboard through four, it was looking like the Golden Hurricane was going to ensure there was a new champion in 2017. But a Nicole Pendley solo home run in the fifth inning cut it to 2-1, and two walks and a single to start the sixth knotted things up at 2.

That’s where it stayed all the way to the 10th, when Tulsa retook the lead on a one-out RBI double by Tori Stafford and an RBI single two batters later and got the dugout ready to celebrate.