Bedlam softball: Lauren Chamberlain, Sooners on hot streak entering two-game series with Oklahoma State

The Sooners have a two-game, home-and-home series with Bedlam rival Oklahoma State, beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. in Stillwater. The teams meet again Sunday at 2 p.m. in Norman to conclude the regular season.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 9, 2014
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— With slugger Lauren Chamberlain back in the lineup and at least a share of the Big 12 championship already clinched, the defending national champion Oklahoma softball team appears primed for another deep postseason run.

First, though, the Sooners must get through a two-game, home-and-home series with Bedlam rival Oklahoma State, beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. in Stillwater. The teams meet again Sunday at 2 p.m. in Norman to conclude the regular season.

“If you look at where we were at the beginning of the season and where we are now, it’s a huge improvement,” said junior infielder Georgia Casey. “That’s what we want coming to the end of conference and going into postseason.”

Two games ahead of second-place Baylor, Oklahoma (43-10 overall, 14-2 Big 12) can claim the Big 12 title outright by winning just one of its two games this weekend against the Cowgirls (26-26, 5-11 Big 12). OU won the season’s first meeting 2-0 on April 2 in Norman.

That game was won without Chamberlain, a junior who blasted 60 home runs over her first two seasons on campus. But before her back injury in late March, she’d only hit six home runs in 2014.


by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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