Cowgirls lose opener to Florida, 1-0

Cowgirls lose opener to Florida, 1-0

OSU plays Stanford Friday

OKLAHOMA CITY – The No. 5 seed Oklahoma State softball team dropped its WCWS opener to fourth-seeded Florida, 1-0, Thursday at OGE Field at Devon Park.

The loss moves OSU to 49-11, while win improves the Gators to 52-13.

In a game that lasted less than two hours due to elite pitching on both sides, OSU All-American Lexi Kilfoyl (26-4) took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before Katie Kistler’s leadoff home run provided the game’s only run. Kilfoyl allowed only two hits in taking the hard-luck defeat and falling to 26-4 on the year.

Keagan Rothrock (31-7) yielded only two OSU singles and tossed a complete game to lift the Gators.

Offensively, OSU was led by Lexi McDonald (1-for-2) and Caroline Wang (1-for-3). McDonald hit a deep fly ball in the fifth inning that was ticketed for extra bases, but Gator center fielder Kendra Falby made a leaping grab crashing into the fence to rob the opportunity.

The Cowgirls take on Stanford tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. CT in an elimination game on ESPN2.

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