OKLAHOMA CITY — Paige Parker threw a two-hitter for her second shutout of the day, and Oklahoma remained alive in its quest for a third straight national title with a 2-0 win over Florida on Saturday night in the Women's College World Series.

It was an elimination game between programs that have combined to win the past five championships and played for the title last year.


Parker threw 104 pitches and struck out eight to pick up her 10th career WCWS victory. In the 2-0 win over Arizona State earlier in the day, Parker gave up two hits and struck out seven.


The Sooners (57-4) will need to beat Washington twice Sunday to reach the championship series.


Oklahoma's Jocelyn Alo hit a monster home run into the wind in the first inning to put the Sooners up 1-0. It was her 30th homer of the season, tying the Division I single-season freshman record most recently set by Oklahoma's Lauren Chamberlain in 2012.


Oklahoma loaded the bases in the fifth inning with two outs. Florida walked Alo to bring up Shay Knighten. Thought Knighten struck out, the pitch got away from the catcher and allowed Caleigh Clifton to score and make it 2-0.


Florida (56-11) started Kelly Barnhill, but coach Tim Walton pulled the all-American after just two innings. Aleshia Ocasio stepped in and was solid, but she got no support from the offense.

Also Saturday

Oklahoma 2, Arizona State 0: Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker threw a two-hitter, just 78 pitches and struck out seven. Alo's solo homer in the third gave Oklahoma a 1-0 lead. Lea Wodach's RBI single in the sixth put the Sooners up 2-0. Arizona State pitcher Giselle "G" Juarez lost, despite giving up just one run and four hits in four innings.

Florida State 7, Georgia 2: Zoe Casas had two hits and knocked in three runs, and Florida State won to stay alive and face Oregon. Meghan King gave up just five hits in a complete game for the Seminoles.  Casas hit an RBI double in the second inning and a single that knocked in two in the fourth to help the Seminoles jump out to a 4-0 lead. Georgia (48-13) bounced back in the fifth when Justice Milz tripled to score two, but Florida State tacked on two more when Dani Morgan singled in the bottom of the inning.