March 22, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. - Freshman starter Allee Allen threw a one-hit shutout and the 11th ranked University of Oklahoma softball team cruised to a 10-0 blanking of Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. A. Allen moved to 12-1 on the year, the best start for a freshman since Jennifer Stewart in 1999. The Sooners (26-8, 4-0 Big 12) totaled three home runs against the Cyclones (17-15, 0-2 Big 12).
The Sooners put two runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning when freshman Evan Sallis led off with a single through the right side and stole second. Junior Amber Flores then walked and both runners advanced on a fly out. The duo then scored on a single up the middle by junior Lindsey Vandever. Freshman Katie Norris added a single through the left side before the inning ended.
Sophomore Dani Dobbs started the second inning with her second home run over the season, a shot over the left field fence to put OU up 3-0. Sophomore Chana'e Jones then reached on a bloop hit that fell on the edge of the outfield in center. After the first and second outs of the inning were recorded, Flores singled to center field and senior Samantha Ricketts was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A ground out ended the inning for the Sooners.
In the third, Norris hit her second home run on the weekend with a solo shot to center field. Sophomore Wendy Trott then followed with another long ball to right center. With one out, back-to-back singles from sophomore Haley Anderson and Sallis put two runners on for OU. Sophomore Krystle Huey then reached on a fielder's choice and Flores was hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs. Ricketts drew a walk to score Sallis before the inning ended.
A. Allen had her no-hitter broken up in the top of the fourth when Courtney Wray hit a ball that landed in shallow right. The Cyclones then put another base runner on when Alex Johnson reached on a fielder's choice that saw both runners safe. Iowa State left two stranded to end the inning.
In the fourth, senior Jeannie Douglas led off with a walk and Trott reached on a fielder's choice. Freshman Karolyne Long then singled up the middle to load the bases with no outs. Douglas then scored on a throw back into the infield after a foul fly out and Huey's triple to left center scored Trott and Long for the final run.
Sallis went 2-for-4 on the day with two runs scored. Huey drove in two runs on the triple on her 1-for-4 day. Flores went 1-for-2 with a run scored and drew a walk. She hit .857 on the weekend, going 6-for-7 with a slugging percentage of 1.857. Vandever also went 1-for-3 with two runs driven in.
A. Allen went four innings, allowing the one hit and striking out three. Freshman Kirsten Allen pitched the final inning, striking out two of the three batters she faced.
Charrissa Carlin picked up the loss for Iowa State in 1.2 innings of work. Carlin fell to 7-5 on the year, tallying four runs, three of them earned. Rachel Zabriskie pitched 2.1 innings, allowing six earned runs on six hits.