Tennessee softball advances to WCWS Semifinals behind incredible performance from Ashley Rogers
Tennessee softball advanced to the WCWS National Semifinals Sunday afternoon, downing Oklahoma State 3-1 behind an incredible complete-game performance from senior pitcher Ashley Rogers.
Rogers threw over 135 pitches Sunday, allowing just 1 run in the form of a solo shot off the bat of Morgyn Wynne in the 6th inning. She finished allowing just 4 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
The win means the Lady Vols will face Florida State Monday, having to beat the Seminoles twice to advance to the WCWS Final against one of Stanford or Oklahoma.
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— Tennessee Softball (@Vol_Softball) June 5, 2023
Zaida Puni and Rylee West plated 2 runs for the Lady Vols in the 3rd inning. Puni started things off with an RBI Double to left field before West drove in a run with an RBI single.
A pair of errors scored Tennessee’s 3rd and final run of the evening in the 5th inning, with OK State catcher Taylor Tuck missing a pickoff attempt at 2nd, allowing Puni to walk across home plate.
Monday’s matchup against Florida State is set for first pitch at 7 p.m. ET.