On the evening of May 22, Texas softball will have an opportunity to move forward to Super Regionals if they can pull off yet another upset of the Washington Huskies in the Seattle Regional. Texas pulled off the upset of Washington in their first meeting with the Huskies in the Seattle Regional on May 21.
It was a late comeback rally from the Longhorns that sparked what wound up being a convincing 8-2 win over Washington on May 21. That put the Longhorns in a position to be one win away from advancing to supers unscathed.
Texas has now downed Weber State and Washington by a combined margin of a dozen runs through their first two games of the Seattle Regional. If Texas can knock off the Huskies for the second straight game this weekend, that would allow the Longhorns to advance to the super regionals for the second year in a row.
The win over the Huskies on May 21 moved the Longhorns to a record of 40-17-1 (12-6 Big 12) on the season. Texas will be looking to win their third game in a row, which would also make it five wins in the last six games, if they can top the Huskies on May 22.
Meanwhile, Washington comes into this critical regional meeting with Texas on May 22 sporting a record of 37-16 (14-10 PAC-12) following a convincing win over Lehigh on May 21. Washington beat Lehigh on the night of May 21 for the second time in this Seattle Regional to stay alive and fight another day.
Here’s a look into the betting odds, TV / streaming information, and game prediction as Texas gets set to face Washington in this Seattle Regional on May 22, with the first pitch time set for 5 pm CT.
Texas Softball Vs. Washington betting odds
According to WynnBet, Texas is a slight favorite in the moneyline over Washington by a mark of -145 in this game. And there is no over / under currently set for this game on WynnBet.
Texas Softball Vs. Washington TV / stream
TV: ESPN +
Stream: WatchESPN App
Texas Softball Vs. Washington pick
Texas will need another big effort from the bats to be able to knock off what will be a desperate Washington squad in this game. One loss, and the Huskies’ season will be over.
In the six-run win over Washington on May 21, Texas got a huge late rally that was partly sparked by two hits from standout middle infielder Janae Jefferson. The clutch senior and Humble, TX, a native of Jefferson broke a Texas regionals record by notching her 18th career hit, as she went 2-for-3 at the plate in May 21 win over the Huskies.
If Jefferson can help spark another solid outing from the Longhorns’ bats against the Huskies to round out the weekend, then we should be looking at a successful evening for this squad. This won’t come easy for Texas, though.
Washington controlled the meeting between these two teams most of the way on May 21. It took a clutch late rally for the Longhorns to pull off eight straight runs just in the final two innings to notch the victory.
This is a winnable game for Texas, but the pitching will need to continue to remain steady with some spark from the offense. Jefferson and the Longhorns will also get two chances to knock off the Huskies in the double-elimination regional on May 22.