Oklahoma continued its run of success, winning its eighth straight game Friday at Marita Hynes Field in Norman.
Sophomore Kady Self hit a two-run homer and finished with four RBIs to lead the Sooners to a 9-0 run-rule softball victory over Kansas. A crowd of 1,028 watched the defending national champion Sooners improve to 26-8 overall and 5-0 in the Big 12.
Self finished the game 3 for 3, which included a two-run single. The former Edmond North standout is 11 of 15 (.733) with four homers, 11 RBIs and 10 runs scored over the last five games.
OU pitcher Kelsey Stevens improved to 18-5. She threw all five innings, allowing one hit and two walks. Stevens struck out five.
Kansas (28-11, 3-1) and OU continue the series with a Saturday doubleheader. The first game will begin at 2 p.m. The teams will not play Sunday as scheduled due to the possibility of rain.
CYCLONES BLANK COWGIRLS
Iowa State scored single runs in the third and seventh innings Friday and beat Oklahoma State 2-0 in Big 12 softball before a sparse crowd of 115 at Cowgirl Stadium in Stillwater.
Pitcher Katie Johnson allowed five walks and five hits, but she managed to stop OSU (19-16 overall, 0-5 Big 12) scoring threats in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings.
Iowa State (18-16, 1-3) scored in the third inning off a Simone Freeman wild pitch. The Cyclones added an insurance run four innings later, loading the bases with one out. Jorden Spendlove broke for home on a grounder, and she scored when the throw from third baseman Tiffany Mikkelson pulled OSU catcher Miranda Cavin off the plate.
The teams continue the series at noon Saturday. The public can attend the game free of admission charge.