Florida State Tops Alabama; Rematch to Determine WCWS Finalist

Maddie Morgan

Alabama’s Maddie Morgan (00) fields a ground ball hit by Florida St.’s Kalei Harding for an out in the third inning of an NCAA Women’s College World Series softball game Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Caylan Arnold and Kathryn Sandercock combined for a shutout and Florida State beat Alabama 2-0 on Sunday in a Women’s College World Series semifinal in Oklahoma City.

Alabama was unbeaten in the double-elimination format and Florida State had a loss, so Florida State’s victory forced a winner-take-all rematch to determine who will play in the best-of-three championship series.

Because of a weather delay that pushed the start back 2 1/2 hours, the NCAA pushed the deciding game from Sunday to Monday.

Top-seeded Oklahoma will play unseeded James Madison in the other semifinal Monday. The Sooners beat the Dukes 6-3 earlier Sunday, avenging a loss Thursday.

Their winner-take-all game also was moved back to Monday.

The championship series was moved back a day and will begin Tuesday.

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