The first-place Oklahoma City RedHawks return to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Thursday to begin an eight-game Pacific Coast League homestand, the first-four against Nashville and the next four against Round Rock. All games except Sunday will start at 7:05 p.m. The Sunday game vs. Nashville will begin at 2:05 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Brick’s box office.
CREGER LEADS TULSA PAST OSU
Former Mustang softball standout Aimee Creger threw a three-hit shutout Wednesday as Tulsa beat Oklahoma State 1-0 at Cowgirl Stadium in Stillwater.
Creger walked two and struck out 11. Catherine Horner’s two-out, run-scoring single in the sixth inning was all Creger needed to blank the Cowgirls, who fell to 24-21. No. 15-ranked Tulsa improved to 42-5.
OSU pitcher Simone Freeman had an exceptional game, although she fell to 19-12. She gave up five hits, four walks and struck out 10.
Oklahoma State next plays 4:30 p.m. Friday at Texas.
OU SHUTS OUT NORTH TEXAS
Georgia Casey and Brittany Williams homered, and Kelsey Stevens threw another solid game as No. 17-ranked Oklahoma beat North Texas 3-0 in softball on Wednesday at Marita Hynes Field in Norman.
Oklahoma improved to 36-10 after Stevens blanked the Mean Green on one hit, one walk and six strikeouts. She was three outs away from a no-hitter, but Cameron transfer Spencer Ferrell led off the top of the seventh inning with a single.
North Texas fell to 28-16.
OU next plays 2 p.m. Saturday against Alabama-Birmingham in Norman.
BRONCHOS CONTEND FOR LEAGUE TITLE
Central Oklahoma hopes to tie for the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association baseball championship — but it will need a sweep this weekend over Central Missouri at Simmons Field on the Edmond campus.
UCO (32-11 overall, 25-11 MIAA) is second in the NCAA Division II conference; Central Missouri (32-13, 29-7) is first. Central Oklahoma has the top hitter in the MIAA in Phillip Wilson, who is batting .455 with 13 homers. The senior from Cushing also has a team-best eight saves as the Bronchos’ closer.