Lady Vols stop Texas 2-1, reach Women's College World Series finals

Lady Vols stop Texas 2-1, reach Women's College World Series finals

June 2nd, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee's Tory Lewis bunts against Texas in the fifth inning of their Women's College World Series softball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Tennessee won 2-1.

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Tennessee celebrates after defeating Texas in their Women's College World Series NCAA softball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Tennessee won 2-1.

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Lauren Gibson hit a solo home run in the first inning, Tennessee's Renfroe sisters combined on a five-hitter shutout and the Lady Vols reached the Women's College World Series finals by beating Texas 2-1 on Sunday night.

Blaire Luna (31-7) struck out 12 in her second complete game of the day for fourth-seeded Texas (51-10). She forced in a run in the sixth when she hit Cheyanne Tarango with a pitch and issued three walks.

Seventh-seeded Tennessee (52-10) is in the finals for the second time. The Lady Vols were beaten in three games by Arizona in 2007, winning Game 1 before Monica Abbott took a shutout into extra innings in a Game 2 loss.

Pinch-hitter Lindsey Stephens led off the seventh by homering to center field off of Ellen Renfroe, who had relieved older sister Ivy Renfroe (22-4) to get out of a jam in the fifth.