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Sooners Run-Rule LMU, 11-1
February 08, 2014

 



11
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
R
H
E
 LMU
0
1
0
0
0
X
X
1
5
2
 Oklahoma
3
0
1
7
X
X
X
11
9
0
 
Box Score
LMU

1

 

 
 Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
 W - Stevens (1-0)
5.0
5
1
1
0
3
 L - Farrington
3.1
8
9
7
1
2
 S - N/A
--
-
-
-
-
-
 
  Leaders
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
HR
 OU - Pendley
3
2
2
2
0
0
 LMU - Maciel
2
1
2
0
0
0
 
 Up Next
Who: Pittsburgh
When: 11:00 a.m. CT, Sunday
Live Stats: Click Here
Where: Fullerton, Calif.
Preview: Oklahoma looks to end the weekend on a three-game win streak as it faces Pittsburgh at the Easton Tournament.
Full Schedule | Notes | @OU_Softball
 

FULLERTON, Calif. – The No. 2/2 Oklahoma softball team posted its second run-rule win of the day on Saturday as it took down Loyola Marymount, 11-1, in five innings at the Easton Tournament in Fullerton, Calif.

While the final score illustrates how strong the OU offense was, it was the defense that came through with the highlight of the day on a triple play.

Oklahoma led 4-1 in the top of the fourth, but LMU had runners on first and second. A sharp grounder by Taryn Renowden was hit to junior Shelby Pendley at third base. She stepped on third for the force, threw to senior Javen Henson at second base for the second out and Henson threw on to junior Lauren Chamberlain at first base to complete the 5-4-3 triple play.

Spurred by the momentum from the tremendous defensive play, the Oklahoma offense broke the game open by posting seven runs in the bottom of the inning.

Sophomore Whitney Ellis started the frame with a double to left center. Senior Brittany Williams followed with a walk, but was then pinch-run for by sophomore Kady Self. Fellow sophomore Paris Townsend, pinch hitting for Henson, was hit by a pitch to fill the bases.

Junior Georgia Casey chopped a ball back to the pitcher, but Rachael Farrington’s throw back to the plate was low, allowing Ellis to score and keep the bases full. Two batters later, Chamberlain laced a two-run single to left center to extend Oklahoma’s lead to 7-1.

Pendley pushed the margin to 8-1 with an RBI double, placing herself and Chamberlain into scoring position. A walk to sophomore Leslie Miller then loaded the bases back up. Two batters later, Ellis, sophomore Kady Self and Henson drew three straight walks with the bases full to get the game to its final score of 11-1.

Sophomore Kelsey Stevens won her first game as a Sooner as she threw a complete game with three strikeouts and one run allowed on five hits.

Oklahoma opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning, putting up three runs.

With one out and senior Destinee Martinez on second, Chamberlain singled through the right side to put runners on the corners. Chamberlain then successfully stole second base and when catcher Courtney Moore’s throw got away, Martinez was able to score from third.

Pendley then hit the first of two doubles to drive home Chamberlain and took third on a single by Miller. Sophomore Erin Miller then laid down a perfectly executed sacrifice squeeze bunt to allow Pendley to score the third run of the inning.

The Lions got their lone run in the top of the second, but Oklahoma answered back in the bottom of the third when Leslie Miller delivered an RBI single to plate Martinez.

Oklahoma finishes up play at the Easton Tournament on Sunday with its first ever meeting against Pittsburgh. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m. CT.

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