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JMU's pitcher makes diving tag to save a historic upset over OSU in WCWS

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James Madison's historic run at the College Softball World Series just got a little more historic.

After pulling off a shocking upset over No. 1-seed Oklahoma on Thursday, they took down Oklahoma State 2-1 to become the first unseeded team in tournament history to win their opening two games at the College Softball World Series.

Pitcher Odicci Alexander led the way against Oklahoma with a complete game. She did so again against Oklahoma State when she scooped up a bunt on a suicide squeeze in the top of the 7th inning and made a heads-up tag at the plate to protect the lead down the stretch.

After upsetting two top-five teams in what were essentially away games in Oklahoma City, James Madison proved they can hang with the best in the tournament.

Their emphatic start caught the attention of Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera, who tweeted his support of the Dukes after the game and let them know that he'll be watching on Sunday.

JMU's underdog status is fading quickly. They are now in the winners bracket and one win away from booking their spot in the finals series that will determine the National Champion.

With a day of rest, Alexander and the Dukes will look to extend this historic run when they face the winner of the elimination bracket.