NORMAN — The pitches that were catching the corners of home plate for Oklahoma pitcher Kelsey Stevens a night earlier were just missing the edges Saturday.
Stevens still only allowed three hits, but walked in a pair of runs as Tennessee evened its best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series at one game apiece with a 4-0 win Saturday night at Marita Hynes Field.
Stevens wasn’t the only Sooner who was just a little off in a game that was delayed by rain for nearly four hours.
The OU hitters struggled to make solid contact on Tennessee pitcher Ellen Renfroe all night, leading to a constant string of soft popups and easy groundouts.
The deciding game of the Super Regional was originally going to be played late Saturday night, but coaches for both teams were against the idea. Instead, the series will be decided at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the winner advancing to the Women’s College World Series at Oklahoma City’s ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
As of late Saturday night, it had not been determined which ESPN network would broadcast the game.
Tennessee got on the board in the bottom of the second inning with a hard line drive by Megan Geer that barely cleared the left-field wall for a 1-0 lead.