Here we go with my picks for the opening games of the 2022 WCWS.
Thursday June 2
Game 1: 12 p.m. | Texas at No. 5 UCLA | ESPN
Game 2: 2:30 p.m. | No. 9 Northwestern at No. 1 Oklahoma | ESPN
Game 3: 7 p.m. | Oregon State at No. 14 Florida | ESPN
Game 4: 9:30 p.m. | Arizona at No. 7 Oklahoma State | ESPN
Texas at No. 5 UCLA – The Bruins pitching is so strong and the pitching arm of Texas’s Dolicini’s has to be questioned with how much longer she can go on and be effective. I’m picking UCLA.
No. 9 Northwestern at No. 1 Oklahoma – It is hard to go against Oklahoma the way they have been playing all season. Northwestern has a Cinderella feel to it this year but I think Oklahoma wins this game.
Oregon State at No. 14 Florida – After seeing the Gators offense explode in their last game against VT in the Super Regionals I’m picking Florida to win this game.
Arizona at No. 7 Oklahoma State – I like the way Oklahoma State is both pitching and hitting now and look for them to win the game.
Who is gonna be left standing when all is said and done? The way the brackets are set-up I could easily see it being an all Oklahoma final series.