JMU softball is World Series-bound after beating no. 8 Missouri 7-2

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COLUMBIA, MO (WAVY) – For the first time in program history, the James Madison University softball team is headed to the College World Series after knocking off eighth-ranked Missouri 7-2 on Sunday.

The Dukes (39-2) broke open a 1-1 game in the fifth with two runs, then scored four to seal the deal in the seventh. JMU is the first non-Power Five conference team to make the World Series since 2014, and are the first non-seeded team to advance since 2012.

James Madison will open the WCWS against top-ranked Oklahoma in Oklahoma City on Thursday at noon.

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