ESPN Presents No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 2 UCLA in Best-of-Three Women’s College World Series Championship Finals Capping Event’s Largest Production Ever

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ESPN Presents No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 2 UCLA in Best-of-Three Women’s College World Series Championship Finals Capping Event’s Largest Production Ever

  • ESPN’s Signature MLB Show Baseball Tonight Live from the field in OKC
  • All Three Games on ESPN; 7Innings Live Returns as Alternative Viewing Option on ESPN3/ESPNU
  • Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith and Holly Rowe 12th WCWS as a Broadcasting Team

ESPN has long been the number one destination for NCAA Division I Softball coverage and this year was no exception. More than 1,200 regular season games along with 104 Regional Games, 19 Super Regional games and 13 early round games at the Women’s College World Series have all led to the best of three WCWS Finals  between the two best teams in the country—No. 1 Oklahoma and  No. 2 UCLA , with all three games airing on ESPN. The action starts tonight with WCWS Final Game 1 7:30 p.m. ET with Game two on Tuesday, June 4, at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. An “if necessary” game will be played on Wednesday, June 5, at 8:30 p.m., also on ESPN.

As the lead-in to each championship game, Baseball Tonight will be on site in Oklahoma City hosted by Adam Amin, joined by softball analyst Amanda Scarborough and MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian. Tonight’s edition will begin at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, both on ESPN covering a mix of MLB and NCAA Softball topics. Wednesday’s show (if necessary) will be at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.

Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith and Holly Rowe will be on the call. Mowins has been on the call for 26 WCWS events, Smith and Rowe for 16 and Mendoza for 13. Mendoza was a four-time All American at Stanford and a member of the gold medal winning USA National Team at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, and the silver medal winning team at the 2008 Beijing games. Smith was a two-time All American at Oklahoma State, two-time Olympic gold medalist (1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Games) and an eight-time Japan Pro League MVP.

7Innings Live: An Alternative Viewing Experience
7Innings Live will feature the Women’s College World Series daytime commentator crew Amin, Scarborough, and Tiffany Greene, joined by softball analyst Kayla Braud, brining fans an alternative viewing experience. The show will come from the studio set in the right field corner of the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium complete with real-time reactions and analysis, special guests and most all, a tremendous amount of fun. For Game 1, the viewing option will stream on ESPN3 with both Game 2 and a possible Game 3 telecast set for ESPNU.

7Innings Podcast
As the second season of the 7Innings Podcast winds down, the crew will release a special WCWS Championship edition previewing the matchup between the Sooners and the Bruins. The “Voice of Softball” Beth Mowins will host joined by Adam Amin, Kayla Braud, Tiffany Greene, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe, Michele Smith and Amanda Scarborough. The episode will drop this afternoon on ESPN AudioiTunesSpotify and anywhere else podcasts are available.

Shaggin’ Stats

  • UCLA Advances to its 19th WCWS Final; Oklahoma its sixth
  • UCLA holds this most WCWS titles with 12; Oklahoma the third highest with four
  • Oklahoma looking to become the first No. 1 seed to win the title since Florida in 2015
  • Oklahoma looking to win third title in four years; Only Arizona and UCLA have managed this feat
  • UCLA and Oklahoma spent seven and five weeks, respectively, at No. 1 on the com/USA Softball Top 25

2019 Women’s College World Series Championship Programming Schedule

Date Time (ET) Programming Network
Monday, June 3 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN
  7:30 p.m. Women’s College World Series: Championship Finals Game No. 1
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPN
    7Innings Live
Adam Amin, Kayla Braud, Tiffany Greene, Amanda Scarborough
ESPN3
Tuesday, June 4 8 p.m. Baseball Tonight
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN
  8:30 p.m. Women’s College World Series: Championship Finals Game No. 2
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  8:30 p.m. 7Innings Live
Adam Amin, Kayla Braud, Tiffany Greene, Amanda Scarborough
ESPNU
Wed, June 5 7 p.m. Baseball Tonight*
Adam Amin, Amanda Scarborough, Tim Kurkjian
ESPN2
  8:30 p.m. Women’s College World Series: Championship Finals Game No. 3*
Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPN
  8:30 p.m. 7Innings Live*Adam Amin, Kayla Braud, Tiffany Greene,
Scarborough
ESPNU

* If Necessary

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