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Oklahoma, Florida State advance to WCWS championship series

Florida State won its only championship in 2018.
Credit: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
Florida State's Kalei Harding, right, scores behind Alabama catcher Bailey Hemphill, left, in the third inning of an NCAA Women's College World Series softball game Monday, June 7, 2021, in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kaley Mudge went 5 for 5, and Florida State beat Alabama 8-5 to advance to the Women’s College World Series final. 

The 10th-seeded Seminoles will play top-seeded Oklahoma in a best-of-three series starting Tuesday. The Sooners beat Odicci Alexander and James Madison 7-1 in the other semifinal. 

Oklahoma is going for its fifth national title. Florida State won its only championship in 2018.

Both teams lost their World Series openers before winning four consecutive elimination games to advance.

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