Samford, Army upset ACC foes; Gators win NCAA opener

Florida's Jonah Girand, left, is welcomed after his home run against Columbia during an NCAA Division I baseball tournament regional, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Gainesville, Fla. (Cyndi Chambers/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

A couple No. 4 regional seeds from lightly regarded leagues upset opponents from the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference, shaking up what had been a mostly ho-hum first day of the NCAA Tournament.

Plain leads Washington past Oregon in WCWS

Washington's Gabbie Plain (16) celebrates with Taylor Van Zee (3) after the second inning of an NCAA softball Women's College World Series game against Oregon in Oklahoma City, Friday, June 1, 2018. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On back-to-back days, Washington freshman Gabbie Plain stared down the toughest of challenges with seemingly no fear.

Oregon State downs Northwestern St. 9-3

Oregon State starting pitcher Bryce Fehmel follows through on a pitch to a Northwestern State batter during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game Friday, June 1, 2018, in Corvallis, Ore. (Andy Cripe/The Corvallis Gazette-Times via AP)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Nick Madrigal went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and national No. 3 seed Oregon State defeated Northwestern State 9-3 on Friday night at the NCAA Corvallis Regional.

Washington tops 2-time defending champ Oklahoma in WCWS

Washington's Julia DePonte (4) reacts as Trysten Melhart (2) is called safe at home next to Oklahoma's Lea Wodach (15) in the top of the fifth inning during the second game of the NCAA softball Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Washington won 2-0. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma had all the experience at the Women’s College World Series, but a freshman put the Sooners on the brink of elimination.

Ex-Sooner Chamberlain: Jocelyn Alo comparisons are valid

FILE - In this May 12, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma's Jocelyn Alo (78) celebrates in front of Baylor catcher Carlee Wallace, left, after scoring in the first inning of the championship game of the Big 12 softball tournament in Oklahoma City. Alo has a nation-leading 28 home runs and is nearing the freshman home run record of 30 most recently reached by Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain in 2012. Alo will try to add to her total at the Women's College World Series. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma star Lauren Chamberlain understands why so many compare Oklahoma slugger Jocelyn Alo to her.

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