Oklahoma softball winning streak: Inside the Sooners' record 48-game run entering Women's College World Series

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Eight teams are still standing entering the Women's College World Series, but one has been in a class of its own this season. Oklahoma has lost just one game this season and is taking a record winning streak to Oklahoma City with a championship the Sooners' last remaining goal. 

Oklahoma nearly had to share the record for the longest winning streak in the history of Division I softball. The Sooners were one strike away from a loss to Clemson in the super regionals, but Kinzie Hansen blasted a three-run home run to extend the game. Oklahoma would later finish off the win in extra innings.

While a loss wouldn't have knocked the Sooners out right in that moment, it would've prevented the team from having its own place in history. The game still marked a surprise departure from the sheer excellence that has defined Oklahoma's season. 

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Here are the numbers you need to know about Oklahoma's dominance on the diamond as the Women's College World Series gets started.

Oklahoma softball's dominant season, by the numbers

Some of the numbers from Oklahoma's season are staggering.


The Sooners enter the Women's College World Series at 56-1. Their only loss came in February against Baylor, a 4-3 defeat that still stands as the only game separating Oklahoma from a chance at a perfect season.

48 consecutive wins

Oklahoma's 48-game winning streak is the longest in Division I softball history, topping the previous mark of 47 set by Arizona across the 1996 and 1997 seasons. After the Feb. 19 loss to Baylor, the Sooners won their next 13 games by a margin of five runs or more. 

1.00 team ERA

No team comes close to touching Oklahoma's impeccable 1.00 ERA this season. That's what made Clemson's effort in the second game of the super regionals so impressive. Tennessee's 1.48 team ERA is second among all Division I schools.

32 shutouts 

The Sooners have recorded 32 shutouts in 57 games. That's eight more than any other team in the nation, with Boston University's 24 shutouts in 62 games next on the list. Oklahoma has shut out its opponent in 56 percent of its games, so it would be no surprise to see some more even as the competition gets tougher in the Women's College World Series.

.372 batting average

Oklahoma's .372 average is otherworldly in comparison to the rest of the nation. UCLA's .336 AVG is second in the nation, and the rest of the top 10 has an AVG between .324 and .333. The Sooners are far and away at the top of the leaderboard with the nation's most dominant offense.

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Longest winning streaks in NCAA softball history

Oklahoma is no stranger to ridiculously long winning streaks. The back-to-back defending champions are responsible for four of the five longest streaks in Division I softball history, with four streaks of at least 40 games since 2019. At 48 wins, their current streak is the longest ever, surpassing Arizona.

Here is a list of the longest winning streaks in Division I softball history, including streaks that spanned multiple seasons.

Winning streak School Years
48 games Oklahoma 2023
47 games Arizona 1996-97
41 games Oklahoma 2019
40 games Oklahoma 2021-22
40 games Oklahoma 2020-21
38 games South Carolina 1997
37 games Florida 2008
37 games Princeton 1996
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Dan Treacy is a content producer for Sporting News.