Keiter, Sooners WCWS Bound

Oklahoma pitcher Kami Keiter works in the first inning of the Sooners' 15-0 win over Louisiana-Lafayette in the Region 1 Championship game Sunday in Tuscon, Ariz. With the win the Sooners earned their fifth straight Women's College World Series berth in Oklahoma City. The Sooners will play Washington in a first round matchup on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Miller)

Advancing to the Women's College World Series is becoming a habit for the Oklahoma Women's Softball team.

The Sooners earned a berth in their fifth straight WCWS with a 15-0 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette in the NCAA Region 1 Tournament on Sunday in Tuscon, Ariz.

Oklahoma, who upset No. 1 ranked and regional host Arizona on Saturday, scored 14 runs in the first three innings and junior pitcher Kami Keiter did the rest by pitching a shutout over the Ragin' Cajuns in the tournament championship game.

Keiter, a junior from Arvada, Colo., was named the region's Most Outstanding Player as she was 4-1 as OU's starting pitcher through the four-day regional. Joining Keiter on the All-Region 1 team from OU was sophomore Mariee Mena, junior Heather Scaglione and junior Christina Enea.

Oklahoma now advances to the WCWS in Oklahoma City as the No. 1 seed by virture of winning top-ranked Arizona's regional this weekend. The Sooners (43-20-1) will play Washington (40-17) in the first round at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

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