March 15, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. - The 12th-ranked University of Oklahoma softball team cranked out 14 hits on Monday afternoon to run past the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 17-1.
The Sooners (21-3) had all 13 batters reach base during the contest as the Kangaroos (6-16) were plagued by six errors.
Sophomore shortstop Karolyne Long, who entered the game with just four extra-base hits on the season, tied an Oklahoma single game record with two home runs -- both three-run shots -- to drive in six of Oklahoma's 17 runs.
Amber Flores was 3-for-3 with four runs batted, while Chana'e Jones knocked in a pair of runs on two hits and sophomore Katie Norris went 2-for-2 with three RBI.
Oklahoma batted through the lineup in each of the first two innings, plating four runs in the first and nine in the second.
Oklahoma starter Kirsten Allen moved to 5-0 on the year, pitching 3.0 innings and allowing just three hits while striking out one.
Reliever Michelle Gascoigne allowed the one unearned run on two hits in 2.0 innings. She struck out two batters.
The Sooners travel to California Tuesday for a Wednesday doubleheader with Cal State- Northridge at 3 p.m. CT.
OU participates in the Judi Garman Classic Thursday through Saturday at Cal State-Fullerton.
Live stats for all games are available at SoonerSports.com.