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Oklahoma scene: Patty Gasso picks up milestone victory as OU sweeps Shockers

Sooner softball has a 901-281-2 record with Gasso as head coach.
From Staff and Wire Reports Published: March 27, 2013
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Patty Gasso picked up win Nos. 900 and 901 as Oklahoma's softball coach Wednesday night, when the Sooners swept a doubleheader from Wichita State. The Sooners beat the host Shockers 7-1 in the opener and then 16-1 in the nightcap. Gasso's record at OU is 901-281-2.

OU (30-2) hit six home runs total Wednesday, including five in the 16-1 victory. Jessica Vest had two for the day, while Keilani Ricketts, Georgia Casey, Whitney Ellis and Leslie Miller added one each.

Ricketts threw a seven-inning two-hitter in the opener, striking out nine and walking none. Michelle Gascoigne, Miller and Taylor Dewberry combined for a three-hitter in the second game, which ended after five innings due to the mercy rule. Gascoigne had seven of the Sooners' eight strikeouts.

FOUR GYMNASTS HONORED BY HALL OF FAME

Four international gymnasts are scheduled to be honored by the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

The hall announced Wednesday that Albert Azaryan of Armenia; Lyubov Burda of Russia; Gina Gogean of Romania; and Yuri Korolev of Russia will be honored during the 17th annual International Gymnastics Hall of Fame ceremony May 18 in Oklahoma City.

Azaryan and Gogean will be new hall members. Burda and Korolev were inducted previously but had not been able to attend the ceremony. The IGHOF was founded in 1987 in Oceanside, Calif., and was moved to Oklahoma City in 1996.