Oklahoma completed a weekend of dominating softball Saturday with a doubleheader sweep at Martia Hynes Field in Norman.
Lauren Chamberlain, Keilani Ricketts and Shelby Pendley hit two home runs each and accounted for 14 RBIs as the Sooners hammered Northern Colorado 10-0 and Drake 13-0. Both games lasted just five innings due to run-rule. OU (22-1) finished the weekend 4-0, outscoring the Bears and Bulldogs a cumulative 47-2 over 21 innings. No game lasted the regulation seven innings.
The Sooners also hit 13 homers, including four each for Chamberlain and Pendley.
OU pitchers Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne were as overwhelming as ever Saturday. They surrendered a combined three hits and no walks. They struck out 16. For the weekend, OU pitchers, which included Georgia Casey and Leslie Miller, struck out 34.
The top-ranked Sooners next play noon Friday against Pacific at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
COWGIRLS TOP CLEVELAND STATE
Oklahoma State scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings Saturday and beat Cleveland State 4-2 in the Mizuno Classic in Stillwater. Cleveland State (4-8) nursed a 2-0 lead for four innings before OSU (10-12) tied the score in the fifth inning.
Tamara Brown and Tiffany Mikkelson had two hits each in the game for the Cowgirls; Brown and Stephanie Brewer had to RBIs apiece.
Simone Freeman pitched a solid game for OSU. She allowed both runs on four hits and a walk. She struck out nine in five innings, before Kat Espinosa took over and notched her second save of the season.
The Cowgirls played Santa Clara (Calif.) late Saturday night.
SOONERS BLANK BRUINS
Jonathan Gray threw five-hit baseball for seven innings Saturday, leading Oklahoma to a 4-0 baseball win over UCLA in Los Angeles. Gray walked just one and struck out eight in one of the Sooners' finest pitching performances of the season. Jacob Evans and Billy Waltrip each threw an inning in relief and blanked the Bruins (10-3) on no hits, a walk and two strikeouts.
Matt Oberste provided much of the Sooners' offense, slugging a three-run homer in the fourth inning. Anthony Hermelyn added an RBI hit in the sixth inning.
OU (12-3) is scheduled to play Notre Dame at noon Saturday in Los Angeles.
OSU LOSES TO LOYOLA
Loyola-Marymount charged to a four-run lead after two innings Saturday, and then held on for a 5-2 baseball victory over Oklahoma State at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. Zac Fujimoto and Tommy Cheek each had three hits for Loyola-Marymount (6-9). The Cowboys (11-3) scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning, getting solo home runs from Tanner Krietemeier and Zach Fish.
The series ends with a noon game Sunday.
UCO'S DAUPHIN WINS TITLE
Cory Dauphin of Central Oklahoma used a first-period takedown as momentum, and the 157-pounder won an NCAA Division II wrestling championship Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. Dauphin beat Zach Vargo of Lake Erie, which helped the Bronchos finish fourth in the team standings. It was UCO's best national tournament finish since winning it in 2007.
Dauphin, an El Reno product, is the Bronchos' first individual champion since 2008.
“My teammates and coaches pushed me all year, and it feels great that all the hard work paid off,” Dauphin said. “It's an unbelievable feeling to be called a national champion.”
UCO had five other All-Americans: Chris Watson (165 pounds, fourth place), Casy Rowell (133, fifth), Jordan Basks (149, fifth), Cody Dauphin (heavyweight, sixth) and Kelly Henderson (174, seventh).
Nebraska-Kearney won a second consecutive national team championship. No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State (Minn.) finished second, and Notre Dame of Ohio was third.