Call it a break for Oklahoma softball. That is, if you can really describe getting a top-10 team to play you in a non-conference position as a break, that is.
Florida State, ranked No. 5 last week, is coming into Stillwater by knocking off No. 2 Oklahoma State two of three times over the weekend. The Seminoles won’t be returning home just yet, agreeing to play against the No. 1-ranked Sooners on Tuesday evening in Norman.
For OU Head Coach patty gaso, a welcome relief. Instead of chasing down quality non-conference opponents and going into their backyard, a top-tier team is coming to Norman.
You can thank spring break.
“It’s great. I’ve had it a long time,” Gasso said last week. “It seems like we’re always the ones who have to go find it. Luckily, they’re playing Oklahoma State and reached out and said, It’s our spring break, can we play you on Tuesday? Absolutely.”
“It’s great for our fans to see. It’s cool that it’s going to be a mid-week night game. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I really love their coaching staff. Lonnie (Almeida) is a is a former OU player. Excited to have her back. She makes a really good, hard working team. They remind me of our own team where they are well rounded on all sides. Getting a top-five matchup at home is something That’s something I haven’t done in a long time. I’m so glad it worked.
The Sooners and Seminoles have not met since battling in the Women’s College World Series championship series in 2021, which was won by OU.
OU (20-1 overall) is underway and did exactly what you would expect a top-ranked team to do in three games at Mississippi State over the weekend.
The fourth game, scheduled for Sunday against Omaha, was canceled due to inclement weather, which was expected to hit. Starkville’s loss became Norman’s gain as the Sooners quickly added a home contest with South Dakota State for Monday evening.
No. 1 OU 13, Southeast Louisiana 0 (5)
by a five-inning perfect game jordy behl shed light on this. The sophomore struck out eight and was in complete command.
He reached the three-ball count only once and threw only 53 pitches.
haley lee He had a two-run home run as part of his four-RBI day. And Sophia Nugent Continues to shine in his chances, blasting a three-run homer. OU had 10 extra base hits.
No. 1 OU 7, Mississippi State 0
that for ages nicole may is still 0.00. Another stellar performance from Junior. May gave up two hits and three runs with six strikeouts in a seven-inning complete game.
it was a strong weekend for alyssa britto, who had a double and a two-run home run. Brito will also hit a home run versus the Bulldogs on Saturday.
No. 1 OU 9, Mississippi State 3
OU was racing to a 9-0 lead when Behl ran into trouble. He struck out four and gave up a few runs before Gasso was called up. Alex Storko to clear things up.
Storko pitched four scoreless innings to earn his sixth win of the season. That’s the beauty of the pitching staff. Anyone can be a starter. Anyone can be a reliever. Storko hits a six and walks nobody.
On the plate, for a quietly productive weekend jayda coleman, She was hitless in every single game and walked twice in each contest, scoring five runs and driving in two more. She’s killing it now. 500 for the season.