FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KXAN) — Behind a three-run sixth inning, the Texas Softball Team beat No. 4 Arkansas 3-0 in a decisive game three of the Fayetteville Super Regional to advance to the Women’s College World Series.

Longhorns ace Hailey Dolcini threw over 100 pitches in both the first two games of the series so freshman pitcher Sophia Simpson stepped up. Simpson went the full seven innings allowing no runs.

“I knew my defense had me the entire time,” said Simpson. “The entire time. I knew they wanted it just as much as I did.”

Janae Jefferson got things started in the top of the sixth for Texas with a double. Mia Scott followed with a bunt single to set things up for Alyssa Washington who knocked in the first runs of the game with a two-run double. Mary Lakopo added on with a RBI single to give the Longhorns a 3-0 lead.

“Just for them to get into the College World Series and just see the show,” said Longhorns Head Coach Mike White. “It’s another thing stepping out there. I mean it’s great stepping out here in front of 3,000 [fans]. But when you’re in front of 10-15, that’s a whole other deal. I’m so excited for them to be able to experience that opportunity.”

The Razorbacks put multiple runners on in the sixth and seventh innings but Simpson was able to wiggle out of both jams behind some help from her defense. The shutout by Simpson is her first of the year.

Arkansas won the first game of the series 7-1 Thursday afternoon before Texas came back with a 3-1 victory Friday.

“We’ve been in that position before where we don’t win the first game,” said Janae Jefferson. “So we always know that we can bounce back from any defeat that we may have and we’ll take that momentum into the World Series with us as well.”

Now Texas advances to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2013. The tournament gets underway Thursday as the Longhorns will be one of the last eight teams standing.