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Oklahoma advances to softball regional final with stunning rally, 9-8 victory over Texas A&M

A two-out error in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed the Sooners to score two runs and shock Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon in Norman.
by Jason Kersey Published: May 17, 2014
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“Give credit to that hitter,” Pendley said. “It was an inside drop. I put it where it was supposed to go. She just got the barrel to it and hit it over.”

Pendley and senior Brittany Williams each homered for the Sooners in the bottom of the sixth, but the Aggies added another run in the top of the seventh to take an 8-6 lead.

Chamberlain came to the plate with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the inning, but lined out, bringing the Sooners within one out of a loss.

Williams hit a seemingly routine ground ball to first base, but the Aggies’ Jenna Stark bobbled it, allowing Williams to reach first and the tying run to score.

But with the Texas A&M infield’s attention focused on first base, speedy OU senior Destinee Martinez rounded third and slid into home for the game-winning run.

“What a heads-up play by Destinee Martinez,” Gasso said. “We had just tied the game, so why not?

“Everybody kinda turning their back to home plate allowed it to happen. That was a really heads-up, aggressive baserunning decision.”

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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