Sunday Softball Rained Out

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 16, 2010

April 16, 2010

#14 Texas (35-9, 8-2 Big 12) at #12 Oklahoma (32-10, 6-3 Big 12)
 Game  Information

 Sunday, April 18, 2010 | Cancelled | Live Stats 
 Sunday, April 18, 2010 | Cancelled | Live Stats

 Location  OU Softball Complex | Norman, Okla.
 Tickets  Reserved: $10 | General Admission: $8
 Promotions  1,000 National Championship patches (Sunday)
 Television  ESPN (Justin Kutcher and Jessica Mendoza) - first game
 Online  Gameday Central | Game NotesTwitter

Due to rain in the Norman area, both Sunday games have been cancelled.

•  Oklahoma is 192-64 (.752) all-time in Big 12 Conference games.
•  OU is 160-143 (.528) all-time against ranked opponents and 17-8 against the nation's 14th-ranked team.
•  OU is 8-6 this season against ranked foes.
•  The Sooners are 7-16 against a ranked Texas team. Prior to the 2010 season, the two teams last met as ranked opponents in 2007.
•  Amber Flores leads OU with a .393 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 (.744) and on-base percentage (.547). She has drawn 24 walks and been hit by a pitch 17 times.
•  Keilani Ricketts is the reigning Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. Ricketts struck out 15 on Saturday at Texas A&M.
•  Ricketts' 224 strikeouts this season are the seventh-most in a single season by an OU pitcher. She needs two more to move into sixth.
•  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 tied her career high with her ninth home run of the season in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.
•  Jessica Shults holds the Oklahoma freshman record for home runs in a season (12).
•  Wendy Trott hit her first home run of the season, a walk-off grand slam, during Thursday's first game against Texas Tech.

•  Blaire Luna is the Longhorns' ace. Luna, a top 25 finalist for Collegiate Player of the Year, leads the Big 12 with a 0.91 earned run average.
•  Texas hitters have hit 66 home runs this season, a program best. UT is hitting .344 as a team.
•  Tallie Thrasher leads Texas with a .405 batting average and had school-record three home runs in the second game of the Missouri series.

•  The series with Texas is dead-even at 20 wins apiece. The Sooners hold a 9-6 advantage in games played in Norman.
•  Oklahoma holds an advantage of 14-13 in regular season conference games.
•  The two teams first met during the 1997 season.

•  Sunday's game airs nationally on ESPN with Justin Kutcher and Olympic gold medalist Jessica Mendoza calling the action.
•  Jennifer Stewart, Most Outstanding Player of the 2000 Women's College Series, will throw out the first pitch Saturday.
•   Mendoza will throw out the first pitch Sunday.
•  The first 1,000 fans Saturday receive a commemorative ticket marking the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 National Championship.
•  Members from the 2000 National Championship will be available for autographs following Saturday's contest, weather permitting.
•  On Sunday, 1,000 National Championship patches are available.

•  Oklahoma travels to Baylor for a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday.
•  The Sooners travel to Lincoln next weekend for a two-game series with Nebraska.



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