Sooners Close Out Conference Road Action

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 23, 2010

April 23, 2010

#14 Oklahoma (34-10, 8-3 Big 12) at Nebraska (27-20, 6-6 Big 12)
 Game Information  Saturday, April 24, 2010 | 2 p.m. CT | Live Stats
 Sunday, April 25, 2010 | Noon CT | Live Stats
 Location  Bowlin Stadium | Lincoln, Neb.
 Tickets  Reserved: $7 | General Admission: $5
 Online  Gameday Central | Game NotesTwitter

•  Oklahoma is 194-64 (.752) all-time in Big 12 Conference games.
•  The Sooners are 6-1 in conference road games this season.
•  Amber Flores leads OU with a .390 batting average. Flores is OU’s career home run leader (52) and five shy of tying the Big 12 career mark.
•  She also leads the team in slugging percentage (.732) and on-base percentage (.545). She has drawn 25 walks and been hit by a pitch 18 times.
•  Keilani Ricketts’ 229 strikeouts this season are the sixth-most in a single season by an OU pitcher. She needs 30 more to move into fifth.
•  Both Ricketts and Flores are top 25 finalists for USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year.
•  Brianna Turang leads the team with 20 stolen bases on the season.
•  Lindsey Vandever is four walks shy of a single season best set in 2009.
•  Vandever hit her 10th home run of the season on Wednesday at Baylor. The total is a new single-season best for Vandever.
•  Jessica Shults holds the Oklahoma freshman record for home runs in a season (13).
•  Shults has three home runs in conference play, two shy of a conference-best five home runs.
•  Wendy Trott hit her first home run of the season, a walk-off grand slam, during the first game against Texas Tech.
•  Oklahoma has three players producing a slugging percentage of .700 or better - Flores, Vandever and Shults.
•  Oklahoma swept Baylor (6-0, 3-1) in Waco on Wednesday evening.
•  In the first game, Ricketts threw her 18th complete game of the season, allowing two hits and walking three. Ricketts struck out five.
•  In the second game, Michelle Gascoigne retired 18 straight batters after giving up a leadoff single in the first inning.
•  Gascoigne threw her third complete game. She allowed three hits and one walk and struck out seven.

•  Ashley Guile leads the team at the plate this year with a .383 batting average. Guile has drawn 26 walks for a .512 on-base percentage.
•  Robin Mackin and Ashley Hagemann has seen almost equal time in the circle this year.
•  Mackin has a 2.34 earned run average in 137.1 innings pitched with 150 strikeouts and 77 walks.
•  Hagemann has a 3.21 ERA in 139.2 innings pitched with 169 strikeouts and 59 walks.
•  Heidi Foland (12) and Brooke Thomason (10) are the Huskers’ home run leaders.
•  Nebraska rallied for an 8-5 against Kansas on Thursday evening in Lincoln.

•  Nebraska leads the all-time series, 41-35 and has an 11-7 advantage in games played in Lincoln.
•  Oklahoma has won two straight in the series both coming during the 2009 meeting in Norman.
•  The Sooners took the first game 3-2 in eight innings and won the second by an identical score of 3-2 in regulation.
•  The Sooners are 6-4 in the last 10 meetings against the Huskers. Nebraska holds the same record in the last 10 games played in Lincoln.

•  Oklahoma host Oklahoma State in the final game of the Bedlam series on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT.
•  The Bedlam Series finale airs statewide on the Sooner Sports Network on both radio and television.
•  The Sooners close out conference play with a two-game series against Kansas May 1-2 in Norman.



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