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Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma City University advances to fifth consecutive NAIA World Series

Stars advance by blanking Sterling (Kan.). OCU will play World Series host Lewis-Clark State in the first round on May 25.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 14, 2012

*Steve Okert of OU was selected Big 12 Baseball Newcomer of the Week. The junior, who transferred from Grayson County College (Texas) during the offseason, became the first Big 12 pitcher to record a win this season against Baylor. Okert entered the first game of Saturday's doubleheader in relief — before the Sooners scored the winning run — and blanked the No. 2-ranked Bears over 11/3 innings. He notched save No. 3 of the season after a scoreless 12/3 innings in the nightcap. All told, Okert allowed just one hit, no walks and struck out three.


*The Oklahoma City U. women's golf team will try and win its sixth national championship this week. The NAIA Championships begin Tuesday at the Link Hills Country Club in Greenville, Tenn. The top-ranked Stars are one of six teams from the Sooner Athletic Conference in the national tournament. Lubbock Christian, Oklahoma Christian, Wayland Baptist (Texas) and Southern Nazarene also made the field.

*Oklahoma, coming off a last weekend's Big 12 series sweep of No. 2-ranked Baylor, will play No. 20 TCU at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mitchell Park in Norman. The Horned Frogs, who will soon become a conference opponent, are the eighth consecutive ranked foe for OU (33-19). Tuesday's game will be the final regular season meeting between the teams before TCU (32-16) joins the Big 12.


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