Two games. Two no-hitters.
It’s been a perfect start for Oklahoma pitcher Keilani Ricketts and her teammates as they opened the season 4-0 with another pair of blowout victories Saturday.
After tossing a no-hitter against No. 21 Stanford on Friday, the bar was set pretty high for Ricketts against fifth-ranked Oregon. But that didn’t stop her from reaching it again, striking out 10 batters for the second-ranked Sooners. She became the first Sooner pitcher since Lauren Eckermann in 2007 to throw no-hitters on consecutive days.
As expected, the offense was deadly again on Saturday. The Sooners amassed 23 runs between a 12-0 win over Oregon and an 11-1 drubbing of New Mexico. Shelby Pendley hit her third home run of the season, and Lauren Chamberlain nailed her fourth of the year against Oregon.
OU finishes up at the Kajikawa Classic in Phoenix today with a game against Northwestern at noon.
Two games. Two no-hitters.
Verdigris’ Hanslovan commits to ORU
One of the biggest decisions of her upcoming senior year is finally behind Verdigris High School soccer standout Caitlyn Hanslovan.
The four-year letterwinner and three-time Class 4A state champion forward announced Tuesday that she will commit to playing NCAA Division I soccer at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
RSU's Loy earns third-straight Academic All American honor
Rogers State senior outfielder Katrina Loy was named to the Capital One Academic All-America College Division Softball Third Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Area players earn All-Region baseball awards
The awards keep piling up for Verdigris High School graduate Blake Battenfield.
After being named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Large East team earlier this week, Battenfield and numerous other players from Rogers County earned OCA All-Region accolades.
Battenfield was joined by his teammate, Ryan Hurd, who was a senior outfielder/shortstop for the three-time Class 3A state champion Verdigris Cardinals.
NEO softball season ends in Utah
Sophomore pitcher Maggie Ham struck out 12 batters to lead the No. 1 seed Butler (Kan.) Community College Grizzlies to a 5-2 victory over No. 4 seed Northeastern A&M College Friday afternoon in a loser's bracket elimination game of the NJCAA Women's Division 1 National Softball Tournament at the Canyons Complex.
OBU sends 41 to NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships
Forty-one Oklahoma Baptist track and field athletes make the trek to Marion, Ind., next week for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Megan Byford lands Tulsa women's basketball coaching job
Tulsa Head Women's Basketball Coach Matilda Mossman announced today the appointment of Megan Byford as an assistant coach for the Golden Hurricane. Byford comes to Tulsa from the Oklahoma State coaching staff.
Tulsa's Manning adds walk-on from Wichita
The University of Tulsa Head Coach Danny Manning announced the addition of preferred walk-on Riley Kemmer for the 2013-14 season.
Danny Manning Basketball Camp set for June 3-6
There is still time to register for Danny Manning Basketball Summer Day Camp and Parent-Child Camp. The Day Camp runs from June 3-6, and the Parent-Child Camp takes place June 14-15, both at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the campus of The University of Tulsa.
Tulsa's Teeters shatters school record in 100-meter dash
Freshman John Teeters shattered the Tulsa school record in the 100-meter dash en route to qualifying for the semifinals during the first day of the NCAA West Prelims at Mike A. Meyers Stadium.
SLC TOURNEY: ORU's Bowen dominates Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Drew Bowen carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning and added to his storied postseason résumé as third-seeded Oral Roberts University knocked off second-seeded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 6-1, on Thursday afternoon at the 2013 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament.
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