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.
The Bronchos are playing for their first conference championship since 2007.
Game times are 2:30 p.m. Friday; a Saturday doubleheader begins at 1 p.m.; and a single game Sunday is set for a 1 p.m. start.
ROSE STATE SIGNS TWO
The new Rose State men’s and women’s soccer teams signed their first players to letters of intent. The men’s team signed Skyler Walker, a senior at Carl Albert High School. The women’s team inked Kyla Sharry of Southmoore.
Both players visited with school president Jeanie Webb who said phase one of enhancing the junior college’s sports programs is underway. The Midwest City school has a goal of building a sports facility for baseball, softball and soccer.
Rose State is having a men’s tryout camp from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rose Field, located a 701 E. Lockheed Drive in Midwest City. For more information on the men’s tryouts, call coach Billy Martin at (405) 736-0367 or email Martin at email@example.com.
UCO WINS LEAGUE TOURNEY
The Central Oklahoma women’s golf team wrapped up a wire-to-wire victory Wednesday at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championships in Lawrence, Kan. The Bronchos beat Northeastern State by 15 shots and third-place Northwest Missouri by 89.
Northeastern State’s Baylee Price was the individual champion, posting a three-round 17-over 233. The freshman from Broken Arrow beat teammate Sofia Castiello by three shots. Taylor Neidy of UCO was third, 21 shots behind the champion.
UCO advances to the NCAA Division II Super Regional Three Tournament, scheduled May 4-6 in Lake Elmo, Minn.
LIONS SPRING GAME MAY 2
•Langston University will have its spring football game at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Anderson Stadium.
The Lions have several starters back from a 6-4 team that won the Central States Football League championship.