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

May 13, 2010

#11 Oklahoma (40-10) at Big 12 Championship
 Game Information  Saturday, May 15, 2010 | 1:52 p.m.| Live Stats
 Saturday, May 15, 2010 | 7:30 p.m. |
Live Stats
 Sunday, May 16, 2010 | Noon CT | Live Stats | TV: FSN
 Location  ASA Hall of Fame Stadium | Oklahoma City, Okla. | Weather
 Tickets  All Session Passes: $40
 Radio  KREF 1400 AM | Free audio
 Online  Big 12 Championship Central | Game NotesTwitter

Saturday's games are underway. Oklahoma faces Texas Tech with first pitch scheduled for 1:52 p.m. CT. Please continue to check back here or the Official Twitter feed for updates.

A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA AS A TEAM
•  Oklahoma is 40-10 overall on the year, marking the 17th consecutive season OU has reached the plateau.
•  OU's pitching staff has a league-best 1.52 earned run average, a mark that is seventh best in the nation.
•  Sooner pitchers hold opponents to a .181 batting average and have posted 20 combined shutouts.
•  In the last 10 games, OU has produced a 9-1 record and .507 slugging percentage.
•  OU is hitting .375 in its last five games with a .516 slugging percentage and a .497 on-base percentage.
•  In those five contests, Oklahoma has drawn 30 walks and struck out just eight times.
•  The pitching staff has produced a 0.44 earned run average in that span.
•  Oklahoma is second in the Big 12 in fielding percentage (.969) and fourth in batting average (.293).

A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA INDIVIDUALLY
•  Jessica Shults holds the Oklahoma freshman record for home runs in a season (14).
•  Shults is second in the Big 12 in total runs batted in (57) but ranks first with a 1.14 per game average.
•  Keilani Ricketts' 262 strikeouts this season are the fifth-most in a single season by an OU pitcher.
•  She needs one more to move into fifth (263 by D.J. Mathis, 2008).
•  Ricketts is second in the Big 12 with a 1.38 earned run average and tied for first in shutouts (10).
•  Amber Flores is OU's career leader in home runs (53). The mark is four shy of tying the Big 12 career record.
•  She leads OU offensively in batting average (.378), slugging (.711) and on-base percentage (.550).
•  Flores leads the Big 12 in runs scored (58), a 1.16 per game average.
•  Both Ricketts and Flores were top 25 finalists for USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year.
•  Every OU pitcher has an ERA under 2.00.
•  Ten Sooners have drawn double-digit walks this season, including five with 20 or more.
•  Lindsey Vandever did not commit a single error in conference play in 157 chances.
•  Vandever leads the team in doubles with 11 and is three walks shy of her single season best.
•  Brianna Turang ranks fifth in the Big 12 with 20 stolen bases on the season.
•  Three Sooners have produced career-best hitting streaks in `10 - Vandever (8), Wendy Trott (5) and Dani Dobbs (4).

OKLAHOMA IN THE BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP
•  Oklahoma finished 13-3 in Big 12 play, earning the No. 2 seed in the 2010 Big 12 Championship.
•  The Sooners open with the winner of Friday night's game between No. 7 Texas Tech and No. 10 Kansas.
•  Oklahoma is 36-18 all-time in the Big 12 Championship.
•  The Sooners have won three Championship titles - 1996, 2001 and 2007.
•  The only season Oklahoma failed to advance past its opening game was 2008 (L, 6-5 to Nebraska).

A LOOK AT OKLAHOMA'S POTENTIAL OPPONENTS
•  The Sooners are 3-1 all-time against Texas Tech in the Big 12 Championship and 4-3 against Kansas.
•  The Sooners defeated Kansas 5-0 to win its opening game in 2007. OU last defeated Texas Tech in 2007, 6-3.
•  Oklahoma is 3-1 against Texas A&M and 5-6 against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship.
•  The Sooners and Aggies have not met in the Big 12 Championship since OU won 13-6 in 2006.
•  Texas Tech and Oklahoma split a doubleheader earlier this season, while the Sooners swept KU last weekend.
•  OU also swept Nebraska and Texas A&M, both on the road.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
•  All Oklahoma games air on KREF 1400 AM with Brian Brinkley or Toby Rowland on the call.
•  Sunday's championship game airs on FSN with Tracy Warren and Brenda VanLengen calling the action.
•  The 2010 NCAA Selection Special airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. CT on ESPNU.PCOMING SCHEDULE
•  NCAA Regional play begins Thursday, May 20. Teams and sites are to be announced Sunday evening.

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