Tyler Caldwell will get to experience both sides of Bedlam wrestling. The two-time All-American has transferred to Oklahoma State from Oklahoma.
Caldwell wrestled at 165 pounds as a freshman and sophomore for OU, finishing as NCAA runner-up in 2011 and in fifth place in 2010. He will seek immediate eligibility after taking an Olympic redshirt year in 2011-12. Caldwell has potentially two years of eligibility remaining.
Caldwell reached the semifinals of the 74 kilogram bracket at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. The Wichita, Kan., native was a four-time state champion for Goddard High School and still holds the state record for career falls at 125.
OU CLOSER TO BIG 12 TITLE
The Oklahoma softball team is a win short of an outright Big 12 championship. The Sooners moved closer Friday with a 10-0 rout of Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. An OU win in Saturday's 2 p.m. game and the Sooners will eliminate Missouri from title contention.
OU (43-8 overall, 17-5 Big 12) hit at least three homers in a game for the 12th time this season. Lauren Chamberlain, Javen Henson and Georgia Casey homered; Chamberlain, a freshman, has 23 this season. Oklahoma has 81 homers for the season, which is four shy of tying the single-season school record set by the 2000 national championship team.
Iowa State (14-37, 2-20) managed just two hits against pitcher Keilani Ricketts. She struck out 10 for the 19th time this season.
TIGERS NO-HIT COWGIRLS
Missouri tried to keep pace with Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship, getting a no-hitter from Chelsea Thomas in a 4-0 victory over Oklahoma State in Columbia. Thomas walked two and struck out 12 in seven innings. Lindsey Muller had a two-run homer in the second inning. The Tigers (41-12 overall, 15-7 Big 12) added two runs in the sixth inning against OSU pitcher Simone Freeman.
OSU (25-24, 8-14) and Missouri play again 2 p.m. Saturday.
OSU TRIMS BRAVES
Andrew Heaney pitched another solid game Friday, leading Oklahoma State to a 3-2 baseball win over Alcorn State (Miss.) at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. The former Putnam City star gave up an earned run and three hits. Heaney (7-1) struck out 11 while throwing all nine innings.
An error by OSU shortstop Hunter Bailey helped Alcorn State (17-33) score twice in the sixth inning. Bailey had two hits and two RBIs for the Cowboys (30-19).
The teams continue the series at 2 p.m. Saturday.
*Oklahoma's scheduled baseball game vs. Baylor on Friday was postponed due to rain. The Sooners and Bears will play a doubleheader on Saturday at Mitchell Park in Norman. Game 1 is set for a 2 p.m. start; the second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the end of the opener. The series will continue at 1 p.m. Sunday with a single game.
The free baseball clinic set for 9:15 a.m. Saturday has been canceled.
*The NAIA baseball regional at Oklahoma City University was postponed. On Saturday, No. 19-ranked Lubbock Christian will play York (Neb.) at 11 a.m.; No. 3 OCU will face No. 25 Sterling (Kan.) at 2:30 p.m.; and Mount Marty (S.D.) will play the winner of the Lubbock Christian-York game at 6. All games will be at Jim Wade Stadium on the west side of the OCU campus.
*The Oklahoma City RedHawks' game Friday night against Las Vegas at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark was canceled due to rain, although umpires waited almost two hours before making a decision. The RedHawks (18-17) continue the homestand at 7 p.m. Saturday against the Tucson Padres.
BRONCHOS MOVE ON
The University of Central Oklahoma has advanced to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships' final round. Led by medalist Josh Creel, the Bronchos qualified for the championships with a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II South Central/Midwest Regional in Jefferson City, Mo. The top-five teams in each regional advance to the NCAA Championships' final round, scheduled to start Tuesday in Louisville, Ky.
Creel won the individual title by with a two-day, 5-under-par 211. He finished two strokes ahead of Jared King and Cy Moritz, both of Central Missouri. UCO finished 13-over 877 as a team, which was 13 shots shy of team champion Central Missouri, which led the tournament at the Jefferson City Country Club from start to finish.