|W - Stevens (15-5)||3.0||2||0||0||1||2|
|L - Johnson (16-11)||5.0||9||10||10||7||1|
|S - N/A||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|OU - Self||3||3||3||5||1||2|
|ISU - Gomez||3||0||2||0||0||0|
|Player of the Game|
|Kady Self // So. // OF
Self had herself a career day in the Sooners' win over Iowa State. She reached safely in all four plate appearances going 3-3 with two home runs and a walk, three runs scored and five RBI. She set or tied career highs in each of those categories.
AMES, Iowa -- A career day at the plate from sophomore Kady Self guided No. 22/16 Oklahoma (22-8, 1-0) to a 10-0, five-inning win over Iowa State (17-12, 0-1) Friday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Self finished 3-3 with a pair of home runs, three runs scored and five runs batted in to establish career highs in each category. In 45 career games entering the contest, Self had three hits, one home run and two runs batted.
The win over the Cyclones extended the Sooners’ win streak in the series to 19 games, the third-longest active streak for OU over one opponent behind a 28-game streak against Wichita State and 24-game run versus North Texas.
The Sooners wasted little time against the Cyclones, taking the lead just five pitches into the contest.
Leading off with and batting with a 3-1 count, junior Georgia Casey crushed a no-doubt home run to left field. It was her seventh home run of the season and the 23rd of her career. Additionally, it was her first career leadoff blast and the first by a Sooner since Lauren Chamberlain did it against Arizona on March 16, 2013.
Oklahoma doubled its lead in the second inning.
Self reached on a one-out single to center field and moved to second as fellow sophomore Leslie Miller walked. Junior Jessica Vest put down a sacrifice bunt to move both into scoring position, while an intentional walk to Casey filled the bases. Senior Destinee Martinez then showed a keen eye at the plate by taking a 3-2 pitch for ball four to walk in a run and make it 2-0.
The lead doubled again in the third inning.
Senior Brittany Williams led off with a walk and advanced to second on a groundout one batter later. After a flyout, Williams took third on a wild pitch but the extra base wouldn’t matter as Self homered to right field to push the OU lead to 4-0. It was Self’s second homer of the season and the second of her career.
Iowa State put together its only threat of the game in the third inning as it loaded the bases with one out and had their second and third hitters due up. OU sophomore Kelsey Stevens kept the Cyclones off the board, though, as she struck out Sarah Hawryluk and then got Lexi Slater to fly out to Self in left field.
Stevens got the win to improve to 15-5. She threw the first 3.0 innings with two hits allowed, one walk and two strikeouts.
Self came through again in fourth inning delivering a three-run home run to left field with two out and two on. Self’s blast marked the fifth time this season that an OU player had multiple homers in a game.
Oklahoma put the run-rule into effect in the fifth inning.
Casey led things off with a walk, while Martinez reached on a fielding error. Junior Shelby Pendley stepped in and pulled a three-run blast just inside the foul pole down the right field line. The homer was her team-leading 10th of the year and extended her career-long hitting streak to 14 games.The Sooners and Cyclones resume the series Saturday at noon.