2011 Women's College World Series

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The 2011 Women's College World Series was from June 2 through June 7, 2011 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Eight NCAA Division I college softball teams who advanced through a 64-team bracket played in the World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The official host for the event was the University of Oklahoma. Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Mary Smith, and Holly Rowe served as announcers for the Tournament. Arizona State won the championship.

Participants[edit]

School Conference Record (Conference) Head Coach WCWS Appearances†
(including 2011 WCWS)
WCWS Best Finish† WCWS W-L Record†
(excluding 2011 WCWS)
Alabama Southeastern 51-9 (19-6) Patrick Murphy 7
(last: 2009)
3rd
(2008, 2009)
6-12
Arizona State Pacific-10 55-6 (17-4) Clint Myers 9
(last: 2009)
1st
(2008)
11-14
Baylor Big 12 45-13 (11-7) Glenn Moore 2
(last: 2007)
5th
(2007)
1-2
California Pacific-10 44-11 (15-6) Diane Ninemire 11
(last: 2005)
1st
(2002)
18-17
Florida Southeastern 52-10 (21-7) Tim Walton 4
(last: 2010)
2nd
(2009)
7-6
Missouri Big 12 51-8 (15-3) Ehren Earleywine 6
(last: 2010)
5th
(1991)
1-10
Oklahoma Big 12 43-17 (10-8) Patty Gasso 6
(last: 2004)
1st
(2000)
7-8
Oklahoma State Big 12 42-17 (8-10) Rich Wieligman 7
(last: 1998)
3rd
(1989, 1990, 1993, 1994)
11-12

† Excludes results of the pre-NCAA Women's College World Series of 1969 through 1981.

Notes[edit]

  • Oklahoma and Oklahoma State both advanced to the Women's College World Series, held in Oklahoma, for the first time ever.

Bracket[edit]

2011 Women's College World Series bracket - Double Elimination[edit]

All times are Central Time Zone

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                           
1  Arizona State 3  
9  Oklahoma 1  
  1  Arizona State 6  
  4  Florida 5  
4  Florida 6
5  Missouri 2  
  1  Arizona State 4  
  11  Baylor 0  
9  Oklahoma 1  
5  Missouri 4  
  11  Baylor 1
  5  Missouri 0  
  1  Arizona State 14 7
  4  Florida 4 2
11  Baylor 1  
 Oklahoma State 0  
  11  Baylor 0
  2  Alabama 3  
2  Alabama 1
7  California 0  
  2  Alabama 2 2
  4  Florida 16 9  
 Oklahoma State 2  
7  California 6  
  4  Florida 5
  7  California 2  

Game Results[edit]

Date Game Winner Score Loser Attendance Notes
June 2, 2011 Game 1 Alabama 1–0 California 7,280 Alabama's first WCWS opening round win;
Kelsi Dunne struck out 11 Bear batters
Game 2 Baylor 1–0
(8 inn)
Oklahoma State Kelsi Kettler hit a walk-off HR for Baylor;
Whitney Canion struck out ten Cowgirl batters
Game 3 Arizona State 3–1 Oklahoma 8,152 Katelyn Boyd hit a HR for ASU
Game 4 Florida 6–2 Missouri Michelle Moultrie and Megan Bush hit HRs for Florida
June 3, 2011 Game 5 Alabama 3–0 Baylor 8,672 Alabama has held opponents scoreless for 30 1/3 straight innings
Game 6 Arizona State 6–5 Florida Mandy Urfer and Annie Lockwood hit HRs for ASU;
Tiffany Defelice and Moultrie hit HRs for Florida;
Lockwood hit walk-off bases loaded infield single;
Dallas Escobedo struck out 12 Gator batters
June 4, 2011 Game 7 California 6–2 Oklahoma State 8,161 Elia Reid hit HR and Ashley Decker hit 3-RBI triple for California
Game 8 Missouri 4–1 Oklahoma Catherine Lee and Nicole Hudson had two hits each for Mizzou
Three of Missouri's four runs were unearned
Dani Dobbs hit 7th-inning HR for OK's lone run
Game 9 Florida 5–2 California 8,477 Aja Paculba singled to score Megan Bush in the
third inning to collect the game-winning RBI
Game 10 Baylor 1–0
(13 inn)
Missouri Holly Holl hit a walk-off HR for Baylor;
Chelsea Thomas struck out 19 Bears batters, second most in WCWS history;
pitchers combined to throw 367 total pitches
June 5, 2011 Game 11 Florida 16–2
(5 inn)
Alabama Jazlyn Lunceford and Whitney Larsen hit a HR for Alabama; Ensley
Gammel, Cheyenne Coyle, and Moultrie hit HRs,
and Brittany Schutte hit GS for Florida;
Florida scored inning-record 11 runs in first;
Florida collected single-game record 15 RBI
Game 12 Arizona St. 4–0 Baylor Urfer hit a HR for ASU
Game 13 Florida 9–2 Alabama Kelsey Bruder, Paculba, and Schutte hit HRs for Florida
June 6, 2011 Finals Game 1 Arizona St. 14–4 Florida   Sam Parlich and Lockwood hit HRs and Krista Donnenwirth hit 2 HRs for ASU; Bruder, Coyle,
and Moultrie hit HRs for Florida; first Series
Championship game with two freshmen starting
pitchers (Dallas Escobedo v. Hannah Rogers)
June 7, 2011 Finals Game 2 Arizona St. 7–2 Florida   Lockwood hit a HR for ASU

Championship Game[edit]

School Top Batter Stats.
Arizona State Katelyn Boyd (SS) 2-4 3RBIs
Florida Tiffany DeFelice (C) 2-3 RBI
School Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
Arizona State Dallas Escobedo 7.0 4 2 2 5 5 23 30
Florida Stephanie Brombacher 3.0 6 5 5 2 2 16 19
Florida Hannah Rogers 4.0 3 2 2 3 1 13 17

Final standings[edit]

Place School WCWS Record
1st ASU 5-0
2nd Florida 4-3
3rd Alabama 2-2
Baylor 2-2
5th Missouri 1-2
California 1-2
7th Oklahoma 0-2
Oklahoma State 0-2

All-Tournament Team[edit]

  • Whitney Larsen, Alabama
  • Holly Holl, Baylor
  • Whitney Canion, Baylor
  • Chelsea Thomas, Missouri
  • Cheyenne Coyle, Florida
  • Kelsey Bruder, Florida
  • Brittany Schutte, Florida
  • Krista Donnenwirth, Arizona State
  • Annie Lockwood, Arizona State
  • Mandy Urfer, Arizona State

WCWS Records[edit]

In Game 11, Florida scored 16 runs against Alabama
  • Runs, inning (team), 11 - new record, surpassing former record of 9 (UCLA, 24 May 1992)
In Game 11, Florida scored 11 runs in the first inning of a 16-2 victory over Alabama
  • Runs, Series (team), 45 - new record, surpassing former record of 31 (UCLA in 1992)
In Game 11, Florida scored its 32nd run of the Series in a 16-2 victory over Alabama
  • RBI, game (team), 15 - new record, surpassing former record of 11 (Arizona, 25 May 1989; ASU, 3 June 2008)
In Game 11, Florida batted in 15 runs in 16-2 victory over Alabama
In Game 11, Florida defeated Alabama 16-2
In Game 11, Michelle Moultrie, Brittany Schutte, Ensley Gammel, and Cheyenne Coyle hit home runs for the Florida Gators
In Game 14, Sam Parlich and Annie Lockwood hit home runs and Krista Donnenwirth hit two home runs for the ASU Sun Devils
  • Runs, Series (individual), 10 - new record, surpassing former record of 8 (Caitlin Lowe in 2006)
In Game 13, Kelsey Bruder scored her 7th, 8th, and 9th runs of the Series in Florida's 9-2 victory over Alabama
In Game 14, Krista Donnenwirth hit two home runs in ASU's 14-4 win over Florida
  • Home runs, Series (individual), 4 - tied with Megan Langenfeld, Andrea Harrison, and Stacie Chambers (2010)
Michelle Moultrie hit home runs in Game 4, Game 6, Game 11, and Game 14
  • Home runs, Series (team), 14 by Florida - tied with UCLA (2010)
In Game 14, Michelle Moultrie hit Florida's 14th home run of the Series
  • Home runs (total), 7 - tied with UCLA & Arizona (8 June 2010)
In Game 14, ASU hit four home runs and Florida hit three
  • Total bases, game (individual), 8 - tied
In Game 14, Krista Donnenwirth went 2-for-4 with two home runs
  • Total bases, game (team), 26 - new record, surpassing former record of 20 (UCLA, 24 May 1992; Arizona, 26 May 1996; Northwestern, 1 June 2006)
In Game 14, ASU collected eight singles, a double, and four home runs
  • Total bases, game (both teams), 41 - new record
In Game 14, Florida collected one single, one double, and three home runs in addition to ASU's 26 total bases
  • Hits, Series (individual), 13 - tied
In Game 15, Michelle Moultrie collected her 13th hit with a leadoff double
  • Total bases, Series (individual), 26 - new record
In Game 15, Michelle Moultrie collected her 25th and 26th bases with a leadoff double
  • Fewest errors, Tournament (team), 0 - tied with UCLA (1988 and 1982)
The Arizona State Sun Devils completed the Tournament without making an error in the field

Note: The above records exclude those of the pre-NCAA Women's College World Series of 1969 through 1981.

Post-Series Notes[edit]

Dallas Escobedo and Michelle Moultrie won co-MVP honors. Moultrie batted .542, going 13-for-24 with four home runs and seven RBI; Escobedo pitched 35 innings, surrendering 12 earned runs on 27 hits and 19 walks while striking out 38 to become the fourth freshman to win the WCWS in the NCAA era and the first since 1990.

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