Sooners Win Season Opener, 9-0

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
FEBRUARY 13, 2010

Feb. 13, 2010

 
Oklahoma 9, FAU 0
Box Score: PDF | HTML | Postgame Notes
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
 Oklahoma
4
0
3
2
0
x
x
9
7
1
 FAU
0
0
0
0
0
x
x
0
1
4

 Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
 W - Ricketts (1-0)
3.0
1
0
0
1
4
 L - Stauffer (0-1)  
3.0
4
7
4
3
2

 Batting Leaders
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
EB
 OU - Shults
2
2
1
5
0
1
 OU - Nix
3
1
2
0
1
0


  QUICK RECAP

The 11th-ranked University of Oklahoma softball team opened the 2010 season on Saturday with a 9-0 five-inning blanking of Florida Atlantic. The Sooners pounded out seven hits. Freshman Keilani Ricketts picked up the win in the circle and allowed just one hit and one walk on the afternoon. Sophomore Kirsten Allen pitched 2.0 innings.

  THE DIFFERENCE

Freshman Jessica Shults' first-inning grand slam was her first career home run. The four runs proved to be the catalyst for Oklahoma's five-inning run rule win. Shults recorded five RBI on during the game, going 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

  SCORING SUMMARY

Shults' first-inning grand slam plated Ricketts, Krystle Huey and Haley Nix. In the third inning marred by two FAU errors, pinch runner Evan Sallis scored on a base hit from Karolyne Long. Chana'e Jones then doubled to right center, scoring Long and Shults. OU added two unearned runs in the fifth when Amber Flores and Ricketts both crossed the plate.

  GAME NOTES

  • A trio of newcomers made their Sooner debut on Saturday - freshmen Ricketts and Shults and junior Nix.
  • Ricketts became the first freshman under Patty Gasso to start a season opener for Oklahoma.
  • Senior Lindsey Vandever made her first career start at third base. Vandever previously subbed in to play third twice during her freshman season (March 4, 2007 vs. Temple and March 28, 2007 vs. Central Arkansas).
  • Junior Dani Dobbs made her first career start at first base.

  UP NEXT

Oklahoma faces Chattanooga at 3 p.m. CT. Visit Gameday Central for game information.

 

RELATED

SOONER SPORTS PROPERTIES

Sooner Sports Properties, LLC, is the multimedia rights holder for athletics at the University of Oklahoma.
Sooner Sports Properties is a joint venture of Learfield Communications, Tyler Media, LLC and Griffin Television.

POWERED BY FOX SPORTS

Sooner Sports Powered by FOX Sports is a multi-platform network that provides distribution of 1,000+ hours of Sooner sports programming annually on a variety of FOX Sports outlets, including FOX Sports Oklahoma, FOX Sports Southwest, and FOX College Sports.
  • PROMOTIONS
  • David Stanley Junior Captain
    Bedlam
    Billy Sims
    Red River Showdown
    Whataburger
    Ford Patriot of the Game
    PrimeSport
    OU IT Store Student Fan of the Game