NORMAN, Okla. – The Oklahoma softball team has enjoyed a considerable home-field advantage this season, going 23-2 at Marita Hynes Field and outscoring opponents 191-47 in those contests. Part of that edge comes from the fact that more fans have attended Oklahoma home games in 2014 than any other season.
To date, 16,281 fans have attended home games with four more contests still to be played. That figure trumps the 13,431 that saw the Sooners play during the 2012 season. The highest turnout came on April 5 when 1,396 fans attended a doubleheader sweep of Kansas.
The regular season finale is sold out against Oklahoma State on May 11, but tickets still remain for each game of this weekend’s series against Texas Tech.
Several promotions accompany the series against the Red Raiders, beginning Friday night when the first 400 fans will receive a mini bat and fireworks will follow the conclusion of the game.
Saturday is the team’s annual Pink-Out Game. The Sooners will don their pink jerseys, and the first 500 fans will receive a pink t-shirt. Saturday is also Senior Day and the first 250 fans will get a Destinee Martinez poster.
With the running of the race that weekend, Sunday will be Kentucky Derby Day, complete with a hat-making station and pregame inflatable horse races. In addition, the first 125 fans will get a free mini helmet with ice cream. After the game, the Sooners will be available for autographs.
Tickets for the games can be ordered online or by calling the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-GoOU.