(Sports Spectrum) Trailing 2-0 with their season and a national championship on the line, Oklahoma softball head coach Patty Gasso gathered her team in the dugout in the fifth inning of Game 2. It was a “rally-the-troops” sort of talk with her No. 1. Sooners on the ropes against No. 10 Florida State.
For a team that had taken on a gladiator mentality this season, whatever Gasso said resonated. The Sooners responded with four runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead. They never looked trailed the rest of the series, winning Game 2, 6-2, and Game 3, 5-1, to claim the 2021 national championship — their fifth national championship in program history and third in the last five World Series.
Following the game, Gasso and starting pitcher Geselle Juarez gave the glory to God.