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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