Softball Closes Out Home Slate

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Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 30, 2010

April 30, 2010

Kansas (19-30, 1-13 Big 12) at #12 Oklahoma (37-10, 11-3 Big 12)
Game Information Saturday, May 1, 2010 | 2 p.m. CT | Live Stats
Sunday, May 2, 2010 | Noon CT | Live Stats
 Location  OU Softball Complex | Norman, Okla.
 Tickets  Reserved: $10 | General Admission: $8 (adults)
 Promotions  Breast Cancer Awareness Day (Saturday)
 First Responders Day/Trading Cards (Sunday)
 Online  Gameday Central | Game NotesTwitter

A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA
•  Oklahoma is 197-64 (.752) all-time in Big 12 Conference games.
•  Amber Flores leads OU with a .388 batting average. Flores is OU’s career home run leader (53) and four shy of tying the Big 12 career mark.
•  She also leads the team in slugging percentage (.736) and on-base percentage (.548). She has drawn 28 walks and been hit by a pitch 19 times.
•  Keilani Ricketts’ 242 strikeouts this season are the sixth-most in a single season by an OU pitcher. She needs 17 more to move into fifth.
•  Ricketts has 20 complete games and nine shutouts this season. She averages nine strikeouts per seven innings.
•  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 April 21 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 (14).
•  Shults has four 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 on April 15.
•  Oklahoma’s pitching staff has a league-best 1.59 earned run average, a mark that is 10th best in the nation.

A LOOK AT KANSAS
•  The Jayhawks have just one win in conference play, a 2-1 decision at Baylor on April 11.
•  Rosie Hull leads the team with a .375 batting average. Brittany Hile (25) and Mariah Montgomery (24) lead the team in runs batted in.
•  Allie Clark and Sarah Vertelka have seen the majority of innings in the circle for KU.
•  Clark has a 3.82 earned run average in 119.0 innings pitched, while Vertekla has a 5.01 ERA in 116.0 innings pitched.
•  Megan Smith is in her first season at the Jayhawks head coach.

A LOOK INTO THE SERIES HISTORY
•  Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Kansas 46-40 and is 22-12 in games played in Norman.
•  The Sooners are 34-10 against the Jayhawks under head coach Patty Gasso and 18-1 in Norman during that same span.
•  Kansas has not won in Norman since April 16, 1995 (3-2). Oklahoma has won 15 straight in Norman.
•  Oklahoma is 4-1 against KU in the last five meetings and 7-3 in the last 10.
•  The two teams split the series last year with OU winning the first 8-0 (6) and falling 4-2 in the second.

PROMOTIONAL INFORMATION
•  Saturday is Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The Sooners will wear pink uniforms and helmets.
•  Fans Super Saturday receive $4 admission with their ticket.
•  Fans can also receive free tickets to Saturday’s game by riding CART. For more information, visit cart.ou.edu.
•  Sunday is First Responders Day and a bomb detonating robot will throw out the first pitch.
•  The annual trading cards will be available Sunday to the first 1,000 fans.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
•  The Sooners travel to Denton, Texas on May 6 for the final game of the regular season at North Texas.
•  The 2010 Big 12 Championship is scheduled for May 14-16 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

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