Cowgirls earn first NCAA Super Regional berth since 2011

photos by Jason Elmquist/Stillwater News Press The Oklahoma State softball team celebrates after beating Tulsa 2-1 to win the regional title and advance to next weekend’s Super Regional.

The Oklahoma State softball team is heading to the Women's College World Series for the first time since 2011.

The Cowgirls upset defending national champion Florida State in the final game of a best-of-three Super Regional with a 3-2 win in Tallahassee, Florida.

It is OSU's eighth WCWS in program history.

No. 13 seed OSU (44-15) won the first game Thursday 3-1, lost Friday night's game 4-1 and came into Saturday with the season on the line.

A solo home run from freshman center fielder Chyenne Factor put the Cowgirls up and they never looked back after the Yukon native's big at-bat.

Senior pitcher Samantha Show, in her third-straight start, held off the No. 4 Seminoles (55-10) for most of the game before they started getting hits off of her and their lone run.

Junior pitcher Logan Simunek, a Piedmont native, came in and closed the door with Madi Sue Montgomery giving the Cowgirls an insurance run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly.

The Cowgirls are the first team to punch a ticket to Oklahoma City and will play either No. 5 Florida or No. 12 Tennessee.