Friday Feb 03, 2023

2022 Women’s College World Series of NCAA Division I Softball TV and Announcer Schedule


ESPN will provide full coverage of every pitch from the 40th Women’s College World Series (WCWS), live from USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. The action begins Thursday, June 2 with a five-day, eight-team, double-elimination round robin tournament, advancing two teams to the finals. The best-of-three championship series begins Wednesday, June 8. WCWS games will be available on ESPN, ESPN2 and, for the first time, ABC.

The eight teams competing for this year’s NCAA Div. 1 Softball Championship are No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 5 UCLA, No.7 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Northwestern, No. 14 Florida, Arizona, Oregon State and Texas.

* Oklahoma is seeking their sixth national title in program history and fourth in the last six postseasons. Should Oklahoma cap off its dominant 2022 season by winning it all, the team will become just the ninth squad in NCAA history—and the second Sooners softball team ever—to collect back-to-back national championships.
* Oklahoma State, making their third straight WCWS appearance, is currently on an 8-game win streak.
* UCLA is making its 31st WCWS appearance, the most of any team in history, followed by Arizona making its 25th appearance.
* Northwestern returns to the WCWS for the first time since 2007; Oregon State, since 2006.

The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change) and respective networks:

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Game 1: Noon on ESPN
Texas vs. No. 5 UCLA
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe

Game 2: 2:30 p.m. on ESPN
No. 9 Northwestern vs. No. 1 Oklahoma
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe

Game 3: 7 p.m. on ESPN
Oregon State vs. No. 14 Florida
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Game 4: 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
Arizona vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Friday, June 3, 2022

Game 5: 7 p.m. on ESPN2
No. 5 UCLA vs. No. 9 Northwestern (Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe

Game 6: 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Oregon State vs. Arizona (Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Game 7: 3 p.m. on ABC
Texas vs. No. 1 Oklahoma (Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe

Game 8: 7 p.m. on ESPN
No. 14 Florida vs. No. 7 Oklahoma State (Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Game 9: 3 p.m. on ABC
No. 5 UCLA vs. No. 14 Florida (Game 5 winner vs. Game 8 loser)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe

Game 10: 7 p.m. on ESPN2
Arizona vs. Texas (Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 loser)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Monday, June 6, 2022

Game 11: Noon on ESPN
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. TBD (Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe

Game 12: 2;30 p.m. on ESPN
Women’s College World Series Game 12* (Game 7 winner vs. Game 9 winner)
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, Jessica Mendoza, Holly Rowe

Game 13: 7 p.m. on ESPN
Women’s College World Series Game 13 (Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Game 14: 9:30 p.m. on ESPN
Women’s College World Series Game 14* (Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner)
Announcers: Kevin Brown, Amanda Scarborough, Andraya Carter

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

8:30 p.m. on ESPN & ESPNU
Championship Series Game 1 
Announcers:
ESPN: Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPNU: Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie, Madison Shipman

Thursday, June 9, 2022

7:30 p.m. on ESPN2 & ESPNews
Championship Series Game 2
Announcers:
ESPN2: Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPNews: Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie, Madison Shipman

Friday, June 10, 2022

8:30 p.m. on ESPN & ESPNews
Championship Series Game 3*
Announcers:
ESPN: Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza, Michele Smith, Holly Rowe
ESPNews: Courtney Lyle, Danielle Lawrie, Madison Shipman

* if necessary



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