Bedlam Battle Wednesday in Stillwater

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 06, 2010

April 6, 2010

 #11 Oklahoma (29-8, 3-1 Big 12) at #12 Oklahoma State (32-7, 4-0 Big 12)
 Game Information  Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 7 p.m. CT | Live Stats
 Location  Cowgirl Softball Stadium | Stillwater, Okla.
 Tickets  Sold Out
 Radio  KREF 1400 AM | Internet Audio
 Television  Cox Channel 3 (Tulsa and Oklahoma City)
 Online  Gameday Central | Game NotesTwitter

• Oklahoma is 189-62 (.753) all-time in Big 12 Conference games.
• OU is 158-142 (.527) all-time against ranked opponents and 7-1 against the 12th ranked team. OU’s only loss to #12 was to Alabama (2005).
• The Sooners are 14-7 against a ranked Oklahoma State team. Prior to the 2010 season, the two teams last met as ranked opponents in 2003.
Amber Flores leads OU with a .404 batting average. Flores recently became Oklahoma’s career home run leader.
• She also leads the team in slugging percentage (.737) and on-base percentage (.565). She has drawn 23 walks and 15 hit by pitches.
• Flores leads the Big 12 with 42 runs scored in all games played. She has hit in the leadoff spot the last five games.
Brianna Turang leads the team in stolen bases with 16. As a team, OU is 47-for-56 in stolen base attempts.
• Lindsey Vandever is six walks shy of a season-best set in 2009 (28).
• Jessica Shults has 48 runs batted in on the year. Shults is hitting .336 with a team-best 12 home runs.
• Shults is two home runs shy of an Oklahoma freshman record. Andrea Davis had 14 during the 2000 season.
Keilani Ricketts carries the OU pitching staff with an 18-7 record and 1.44 earned run average.
• Ricketts has issued 51 walks while striking out 176 in 141.1 innings pitched. She has 15 complete games, seven shutouts and two saves.
• Ricketts needs just five strikeouts to enter the Oklahoma single season records list in the category at number 10.
• Oklahoma’s pitching staff holds opponents to a .192 batting average. Ricketts leads the way with a .157.
• Nine Sooners have driven in double-digit runners. After Shults’ 48, Haley Nix has 25 and Vandever has 24.

• Mariah Gearhart leads the Cowgirls offensively with a .417 batting average (48-for-115). Gearhart is 16-for-18 in stolen base attempts this year.
• Julie Ward is the biggest threat in the lineup, hitting .369 with 18 doubles, seven home runs and 16 walks. Ward has driven in 46 runs this year.
• Anna Whiddon is 17-3 on the year with a 1.97 earned run average. She has 133 strikeouts on the year while holding opponents to a .165 average.
• Kat Espinosa is 12-3 with a team-best 1.43 ERA. Espinosa has 95 strikeouts in 103.0 innings pitched. Opponents hit .195 against her.

• The all-time series against the Cowgirls and Sooners is tied at 67 wins each. OSU holds a 15-12 advantage in games played in Stillwater.
• The series dates back to 1975, the first year Oklahoma competed intercollegiately. OSU began their intercollegiate program one year prior.
• OU is 38-10 all-time against Oklahoma State under head coach Patty Gasso and 14-5 in Stillwater during the same time period.
• The two schools met earlier this season in The Preview featuring Bedlam at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in OKC.
• Oklahoma State won 1-0. It was the Cowgirls’ first series victory since April 24, 2003 (4-0).
• OU has won six straight conference series against OSU. The 2003 win came in Stillwater, splitting the conference meetings that season.
• Since the start of the Bedlam Series in 2001, the Bedlam Bell trophy has not left Norman.

• Wednesday evening’s game can be heard on KREF 1400 AM with Brian Brinkley calling the action.
• The game airs statewide on Cox Channel 3 (OKC and Tulsa) with Brenda VanLengen and Nancy Teehee.
• OU travels to College Station this weekend for a two-game series against No. 21 Texas A&M.



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