OSU’s Espinosa no-hits Texas
was not perfect — but pretty darn close. The Oklahoma State pitcher threw a no-hitter Sunday as the Cowgirls beat Texas 1-0 in a Big 12 softball game in Austin. Espinosa hit a batter in the first inning and walked one in the seventh inning.
The freshman is the first OSU player to throw a no-hitter since 2005. Espinosa struck out three while improving to 18-4.
OSU’s scored its run in the top of the second inning. Sam Heinlein’s
single plated Tamara Brown
, who had reached on a fielder’s choice and advanced to second base on a bunt. Otherwise, Texas pitcher Blaire Luna
was just as tough, walking two and striking out nine.
The No. 7-ranked Cowgirls improved to 41-10 overall and 10-3 in the Big 12. OSU will play at Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
No. 15-ranked Texas fell to 37-10 and 10-2.
SOONERS RUN-RULE HUSKERS
and Katie Norris
had two hits and two RBIs each as Oklahoma run-ruled host Nebraska 8-0 in six innings in Big 12 softball. OU coach Patty Gasso
used three pitchers as Allee Allen, Michelle Gascoigne
and Kirsten Allen
combined for eight strikeouts.
OU moved to 36-10 overall and 10-3 in the Big 12.