Jordy Bahl scattered five hits and fanned 11 batters in a complete-game shutout as No. 1 Oklahoma defeated No. 9 Stanford 2-0 on Thursday in the opening round of the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
The victory not only got Oklahoma into the semifinals of the upper bracket, but also extended the program's record-setting win streak to 49 games. Oklahoma will face No. 4 seed Tennessee on Saturday, while Stanford will play No. 5 seed Alabama in an elimination game Friday.
The Sooners scored both their runs in the fifth inning. Jayda Coleman hit a single to left that plated Avery Hodge, and outfielder Ellee Eck misplayed the ball for Stanford. Rylie Boone came around to score on the error.
Stanford starting pitcher NiJaree Canady (16-2) held Oklahoma to four hits and those two runs (one earned) over five innings while striking out seven and walking one.
Coleman had two of Oklahoma's six hits. Bahl (19-1) struck out three batters in the seventh to preserve the victory.
--Field Level Media