Texas vs. Oklahoma softball live score, updates, highlights from Game 1 of 2024 Women’s College World Series

This appeared to be the year the Oklahoma softball team was at its most vulnerable.

The Sooners went 61-1 a season ago and won the national championship, going wire to wire as the No. 1 ranked team. The 2024 season has been a change of pace. Oklahoma fell out of the No. 1 spot following a series loss to now-No. 1 Texas in April. The Sooners came into the postseason with six losses on the year, the most since 2019.

So much for vulnerable. Oklahoma beat Texas in the Big 12 championship 5-1 and has lost only one game since reaching the NCAA tournament en route to an eighth straight Women’s College World Series appearance. Standing in the way of this Oklahoma team and a fourth-straight national championship? The only team to win a series against Oklahoma in 13 years.

MORE: Watch the 2024 Women’s College World Series finals live with Fubo (free trial)

For much of this season, a collision course between the two Big 12 powerhouses has felt inevitable as the two rank among the best in nearly every statistical category. In ERA, Texas is sixth (1.86) and Oklahoma is 11th (1.99). In on-base percentage, Oklahoma is first (.470) and Texas is second (.455). In slugging percentage, Oklahoma is second (.649) and Texas is fourth (.621).

The Sooners and Longhorns have won two games apiece against the other in 2024. Oklahoma is looking for its eighth title to tie Arizona for the second most in NCAA history. Texas is looking for No. 1.

Sporting News will be tracking scores and highlights from the first game of the Women’s College World Series finals. Follow for updates from Wednesday’s game.

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Texas vs. Oklahoma softball score

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Women’s College World Series live updates, highlights from Game 1

(All times Eastern)

7:07 p.m.: The logos are getting applied to the dirt at Devon Park as the NCAA gets ready for the final softball games of the year.

How to watch 2024 Women’s College World Series finals Game 1

  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CT
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN+ | Fubo

The final three games of the 2024 NCAA Division I softball season will all be carried by ESPN, each broadcast at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT).

Beth Mowins will handle play by play, with Jessica Mendoza and Michele Smith joining her in the booth to provide analysis. Holly Rowe will be reporting from the dugouts. This marks the 17th time the quartet has worked together for the Women’s College World Series, and it will be Mowins’ 30th edition.

Those hoping to stream the series can find it on ESPN+ or Fubo, which offers a free trial.

Women’s College World Series schedule 2024

Wednesday, June 5

Game 1 Time (ET) TV channel/live stream
No. 1 Texas vs. No. 2 Oklahoma 8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+, Fubo

Thursday, June 6

Game 2 Time (ET) TV channel/live stream
No. 1 Texas vs. No. 2 Oklahoma 8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+, Fubo

Friday, June 7

Game 3* Time (ET) TV channel/live stream
No. 1 Texas vs. No. 2 Oklahoma 8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN+, Fubo
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