Softball Takes Two on Sunday
October 16, 2005

KLEIN, Texas The University of Oklahoma softball team won its final two games at the Spring Klein College Classic today.

The Sooners took a 4-2 win against Texas State in the morning and routed North Texas 10-1 in the afternoon.

OU jumped out to an early lead against North Texas, scoring five runs in the second inning thanks to some defensive miscues and clutch hitting.  Pinch runner Jade Prather scored after UNT pitcher Morgan Monte committed a throwing error while trying to attempting to force out Susan Ogden’s sacrifice bunt attempt.

Two at-bats later Jamie Fox and Stacia Aleman scored off a wild pitch.

UNT responded in the bottom of the frame with Taylor Johnston’s solo home run.

However, the Sooner pitching staff proved too tough for the Mean Green as the trio of D.J. Mathis, Nicole Denes and Jadyn Smith finished the game allowing just one hit.

OU won its first game, 4-2, against Texas State after capitalizing on its opponent’s mistakes.

Tied 2-2 in the sixth, Sooner leadoff hitter Norelle Dickson reached base on the pitcher’s throwing error. Dickson stole second and was driven to third on Amber Spaulding’s sacrifice bunt.

Savannah Long doubled, scoring Dickson and adding her team-leading fifth RBI in four games.

Mariee Mena drove in Long with a single up the middle for OU’s final score.

Long proved to be the team’s best performer over the five-game weekend. The sophomore shortstop was 7-of-15 from the plate. She had four multi-base hits and drove in seven runs.

The Spring Klein College Classic ends the Sooners’ fall softball season.

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