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Oklahoma scene: OU softball team wins third straight, beats Pitt Panthers

Oklahoma State loses its final tournament game to Minnesota. Funeral services scheduled for legendary race car driver Harold Leep Sr.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: February 9, 2014

Defending national champion Oklahoma continued to rebound from a slow start to the softball season Sunday, beating Pittsburgh 2-1 at the Easton Tournament in Fullerton, Calif. OU, which started the tournament with back-to-back losses, finished with three consecutive wins.

The Sooners managed just one hit against the Panthers (3-2), but it was a two-run homer from sophomore Leslie Miller in the fourth inning. OU had seven homers in five tournament games.

Starting pitcher Kesley Stevens improved to 2-0. She struck out a season-high 10 and allowed just four hits.

The No. 2-ranked Sooners play next weekend at the Littlewood Classic in Phoenix. OU will face Michigan State, No. 7 Arizona State, Delaware State, No. 3 Washington and Illinois State.


Minnesota remained unbeaten, defeating Oklahoma State 1-0 on Sunday at the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

The Gophers (5-0) scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning; Kayla Wenner scored from third on a throwing error by freshman catcher Miranda Cavin.

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