Sooners Host Texas Tech

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 14, 2010

April 14, 2010

Texas Tech (30-9, 2-5 Big 12) at #12 Oklahoma (31-9, 5-2 Big 12)
 Game Information  Thursday, April 15, 2010 | 5 & 7 p.m. CT | Live Stats
 Location  OU Softball Complex | Norman, Okla.
 Tickets  Reserved: $10 | General Admission: $8
 Radio  Internet Only (Game 1) | KREF 1400 AM (Game 2)
 Television  Cox Channel 3 in OKC and Tulsa (Game 2) | Webcast
 Online  Gameday Central | Game NotesTwitter

•  Oklahoma is 191-63 (.752) all-time in Big 12 Conference games.
•  Amber Flores leads OU with a .404 batting average. Flores is OU’s career home run leader (52) and five shy of tying the Big 12 career mark.
•  She also leads the team in slugging percentage (.771) and on-base percentage (.560). She has drawn 23 walks and been hit by a pitch 17 times.
•  Keilani Ricketts is the reigning Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. Ricketts struck out 15 on Saturday at Texas A&M.
•  Ricketts’ 209 strikeouts this season are the eighth-most in a single season by an OU pitcher. She needs 12 more to move into seventh.
•  Both Ricketts and Flores are top 25 finalists for USA Softball’s Collegiate Player of the Year.
•  Brianna Turang leads the team with 18 stolen bases on the season.
•  Lindsey Vandever is five walks shy of a single season best set in 2009.
•  Jessica Shults holds the Oklahoma freshman record for home runs in a season (12).
•  Wendy Trott has started the last two games at designated player. Trott is hitting .333 in conference games.

•  Ashly Jacobs (11-4) carries Tech with a 1.07 earned run average and 104.1 innings pitched this season.
•  Emily Bledsoe (.389) and Mikey Kenney (.358) are the team’s offensive leaders.
•  Kenney has 12 home runs on the season with a .736 slugging percentage and .447 on-base percentage.
•  Head coach Shanon Hays is in his first season at the helm of the Texas Tech program.
•  Tech’s assistant coaches are Aly Sartini, who played at Arkansas, and former Arizona All-American Kristie Fox.

•  Oklahoma leads the all-time series with Texas Tech 32-4 and holds a 15-2 advantage on games in Norman.
•  OU enters Thursday’s contest with an eight-game winning streak against the Red Raiders. The Sooners’ last loss was in 2006.
•  The Sooners are 28-4 all-time against TTU under head coach Patty Gasso.

•  Thursday’s first game is an internet only broadcast. KREF 1400 AM will join the game in progress at 6 p.m. CT.
•  Thursday’s second game will air on KREF 1400 AM with Brian Brinkley calling the action.
•  The second game also airs on Cox Channel 3 in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas with Kenny Mossman and Norrelle Dickson with the call.

•  The Sooner softball program honors all OU faculty and staff Thursday night. The first 250 fans through the gates receive an OU softball koozie.
•  Oklahoma hosts 14th-ranked Texas this weekend. Game times Saturday and Sunday are 2 p.m. CT. Sunday’s game airs nationally on ESPN.
•  Justin Kutcher and Olympic gold medalist Jessica Mendoza call the game for ESPN.
•  The first 1,000 fans Saturday receive a commemorative ticket marking the 10-year anniversary of the 2000 National Championship.
•  Members from the 2000 National Championship will be available for autographs following Saturday’s contest.
•  On Sunday, 1,000 National Championship patches are available. 



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