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Oklahoma scene: Oklahoma softball team sweeps Big 12 honors

From Staff Reports Published: May 14, 2013

The Oklahoma softball team swept the Big 12 Conference's postseason honors.

OU's Patty Gasso was named coach of the year, Keilani Ricketts was named pitcher of the year, and Shelby Pendley was named player of the year in a vote of the league's coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.

Ricketts, a senior, posted a 25-1 record with a 1.14 ERA and 264 strikeouts in 172 innings. Pendley, a sophomore transfer from Arizona, hit .376 with 18 home runs and 61 RBIs this season as a

The Sooners also placed 11 players on All-Big 12 teams. Senior outfielder Brianna Turang, junior outfielder Destinee Martinez and sophomore infielder Lauren Chamberlain were named to the first team, along with Ricketts and Pendley. Senior pitcher Michelle Gascoigne and sophomore Georgia Casey grabbed second-team honors. Ricketts, Turang, Casey and senior catcher Jessica Shults were honored on the All-Big 12 defensive team.

Oklahoma State's Tarah Ettinger was named to the All-Big 12 second team.


Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State, along with Southwestern Oklahoma State's Ashlynn Hall, open play in the NCAA Division II women's golf tournament on Wednesday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. 

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