Oklahoma softball: Sooners beat Texas A&M, advance to host Super Regional

The No. 7-seeded Sooners will host Tennessee, which they swept in last year’s Women’s College World Series championship series.
by Jason Kersey Modified: May 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm •  Published: May 18, 2014
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photo - The OU Sooners, including Kelsey Stevens (18), right, and Georgia Casey (42), celebrate during the final game of the Norman Regional in 2014 NCAA softball championship between Oklahoma and Texas A&M in Norman, Okla., Sunday, May 18, 2014. OU won 11-6. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
The OU Sooners, including Kelsey Stevens (18), right, and Georgia Casey (42), celebrate during the final game of the Norman Regional in 2014 NCAA softball championship between Oklahoma and Texas A&M in Norman, Okla., Sunday, May 18, 2014. OU won 11-6. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“We talk about one of my jobs is to just get the ball on the ground and move runners,” Martinez said. “With bases loaded, it’s kinda hard to move runners, so I was just looking for a pitch, and that’s what I got so I was able to handle it.”

Junior Lauren Chamberlain and senior Brittany Williams each hit home runs for Oklahoma, which scored two runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings each.

Martinez finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs, and Parsons was 3 for 4, scoring one of the runs on Martinez’s second-inning triple.

Tenth-seeded Tennessee advanced to the Super Regional with a 2-0 win over Lipscomb on Sunday.

Despite the Sooners’ championship series sweep last June, Tennessee began the season ranked No. 1. The Volunteers have reached the Women’s College World Series six times in the last nine seasons, while OU is seeking its fourth straight WCWS appearance.

“It’s exciting to think back to last year, but this is a brand new season and a different type of postseason for us,” Chamberlain said.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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