NORMAN, Okla (KSWO) - 16 college softball teams are still standing. They will battle it out this week for the right to advance to the Women's College World Series.
Third ranked Oklahoma will host No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette in a best-of-three super regional. It's a matchup of two of the top offensive teams in the country. The Sooners are second in the nation in batting average, while the Rajin Cajuns are third in runs per game.
"We score a bunch of runs but we're really quite different. Theirs are more long-ball. Ours are not. I think they've hit 40-45 more home runs than us. But we generate a little bit different," said OU coach Patty Gasso. "So it's definitely two teams with styles that are completely different. I think that's why it's such an intriguing matchup."
"It's just coming in really prepared and executing the game plan. But they definitely have a really good offense. You know I have a lot confidence in the defense behind me so we're going to come in ready," said OU sophomore pitcher Paige Parker.
Game one of that series is set for eight o'clock Thursday night in Norman.