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Casey Does it All in Sooners' First Win
February 08, 2014

 



10
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
 Santa Clara
1
0
0
0
0
X
X
1
1
1
 Oklahoma
0
0
9
1
X
X
X
10
10
1
 
Box Score
Santa Clara

1

 

 
 Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
 W - Casey (1-1)
3.1
1
1
1
0
3
 L - Turner (0-3)
2.0
6
8
8
2
1
 S - N/A
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-
-
-
-
-
 
  Leaders
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
HR
 OU - Casey
3
1
3
4
0
1
 SCU - Newell
2
1
1
1
0
1
 
 Up Next
Who: Loyola Marymount
When: 3:00 p.m. CT
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Where: Fullerton, Calif.
Preview: Oklahoma tries to get its record to .500 with a matchup against Loyola Marymount.
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FULLERTON, Calif. – Now that’s more like it.

The No. 2/2 Oklahoma softball team (1-2) picked up its first win of the season by posting a 10-1, five-inning run-rule victory over Santa Clara (0-5) at the Easton Tournament in Fullerton, Calif., Saturday.

Junior Georgia Casey did a bit of everything as she tied a career high with three hits, drove in four runs, which was one off her career high, and picked up the win in the circle.

After Santa Clara got on the board with a solo home run in the first inning, its lone hit of the game, the Sooners busted the game wide open thanks to a nine-run third inning.

Casey led off the frame with her team-leading third home run of the year, a solo shot pulled down the left field line. It’s the first time in her career that the Sydney, Australia native has homered in three consecutive games.

Senior Destinee Martinez followed Casey with a single to center field and moved up to second as junior Lauren Chamberlain was hit by a pitch. Fellow junior Shelby Pendley then cleared the bases with her second-home run of the season, a three-run blast to center field making it 4-1 in favor of OU.

Senior Brittany Williams walked and advanced to third as sophomore Erin Miller’s bunt attempt was thrown away by the Santa Clara third baseman. With runners on the corners, sophomore Whitney Ellis put down a squeeze bunt to score Williams and put Oklahoma on top 5-1. On the bunt, Broncos fielders failed to cover third base and second base, enabling Miller and Ellis to both advance into scoring position.

Sophomore Leslie Miller brought both home Erin Miller and moved Ellis to third with an RBI single to left field before being replaced as a pinch runner by junior Jessica Vest. A steal of second put two into scoring position again, while senior Javen Henson followed with another squeeze bunt that allowed Ellis to score thanks to a great slide around a tag.

Henson advanced to second on the play and came home along with Vest on a two-run single from Casey, her second and third runs driven in of the inning to push the OU lead to 9-1.
Oklahoma added an additional run in the fourth when Casey doubled in Leslie Miller, who had walked and taken second on a single by Henson.

Casey’s effort at the plate helped her cause in the circle and enabled her to win her first game of the season. She allowed just the one run while striking out three in 3.1 innings of work.

The final 1.2 innings belonged to Leslie Miller, who was perfect in her time in the circle. Neither OU pitcher walked a batter and the pair combined to retire the final 14 Santa Clara batters of the game.
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