Softball: Oklahoma improves to 9-0; Oklahoma State splits two games

From Staff Reports Published: February 16, 2013
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OU improves to 9-0

The top-ranked Oklahoma softball team improved its record to 9-0 with a pair of wins at the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego on Saturday. OU beat Kentucky 11-0 in five innings, then defeated Washington 2-0.

OU catcher Jessica Shults drove in five runs, including a grand slam in the fifth inning, against Kentucky, while Keilani Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne combined on the shutout.

Gascoigne struck out 10 against Washington. Lauren Chamberlain provided the offense with a two-run home run in the bottom of the third, her sixth of the year.

The Sooners conclude play in the tournament with an 11 a.m. Sunday game against Notre Dame.

Cowgirls split pair

The Oklahoma State softball team beat Dayton 4-2 and suffered a 1-0, eight-inning loss to Nebraska-Omaha at the Lovelace Invitational in Denton, Texas.

OSU pitcher Kat Espinosa struck out 11 batters in 7 1/3 innings against UNO, but she allowed a run in the eighth to take the loss.

OSU's Taylor Woodall hit a grand slam against Dayton, while Cowgirl pitcher Simone Freeman struck out 12.

OSU faces Iowa at 11:30 a.m. Sunday to wrap up tournament play.


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