Ten-Run Fourth Helps OU Finish Sweep

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 30, 2014
Iowa StateIowa State
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
OU 1 0 0 10 0 x x 11 11 0
ISU 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 2 1
W - Stevens (16-5) 3.1 2 0 0 2 4
L - Johnson (16-12) 3.0 8 7 7 5 1
S - N/A - - - - - -
Individual Leaders
OU - Hatfield 3 2 2 3 1 1
ISU - Rice 2 0 1 0 0 0
Player of the Game
HatfieldMacey Hatfield // Fr. // UTL 
Hatfield helped open and close the scoring for the Sooners in their 10-run fourth inning. She led off the frame with the first extra-base hit of her career by lining a double to left field. Later in the inning, she launched the first home run of her career, a three-run blast. Hatfield finished 2-3 with two runs scored and tied a career high with three RBI

AMES, Iowa – A 10-run fourth inning helped No. 22/16 Oklahoma complete a three-game sweep at Iowa State after an 11-0, five-inning win Sunday. OU’s winning streak now stands at a season-high six games.

The Sooners (24-8, 3-0 Big 12) showcased their dominance over the weekend, winning all three games in just five innings and outscoring the Cyclones (17-14, 0-3 Big 12), 35-2.

Oklahoma’s mastery over Iowa State extends beyond the most recent three-game set, though. The Sooners have won 21 straight against the Cyclones, including six straight that have finished via run-rule after five innings. In those six games, OU has outscored ISU, 79-3.

Leading 1-0 heading into the fourth, Oklahoma broke the game wide open by scoring 10 runs in the inning, all of which came with no outs. It was the second 10-run inning of the season for OU after a 17-run outburst in game two of a doubleheader against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Feb. 28.

Freshman Macey Hatfield, who was 3-3 with two runs scored and three RBI Saturday, continued her stellar play by leading off the inning with her first career extra-base hit, a double to left field. Senior Destinee Martinez then reached safely on a bunt single and stole her team-leading ninth base of the year.

Sophomore Leslie Miller dropped a single into shallow center field to bring home Hatfield and move Martinez to third. Junior Jessica Vest then made it 3-0 as she perfectly placed a squeeze bunt and reached safely. With two on, Pendley drove a double off the wall in left center to make it 4-0.

A walk to sophomore Kady Self filled the bases but junior Georgia Casey quickly cleared them as she tripled to the gap in right center for her second career three-bagger.

Leading 7-0, senior Brittany Williams walked to put runners on the corners before sophomore Whitney Ellis pulled a single through the left side to make it 8-0.

With two on, Hatfield found herself up for the second time in the inning and she delivered once again with her first career home run. The three-run blast capped the scoring in the inning and made it 11-0.

As they had done in the first two games of the series, the Sooners scored first in game three.

Pendley, batting leadoff for the first time in her OU career, drew a four-pitch walk. Self followed with a double to right center. Casey then got the Sooners on the board with a sacrifice fly to left field to make it 1-0.

Self finished the weekend 7-9 with three home runs, a double, seven runs scored, six runs batted in and three walks. She posted a 1.889 slugging percentage and .833 on-base percentage.

Iowa State threatened to tie the game or take the lead in the second inning as it loaded the bases with two outs. But sophomore Kelsey Stevens got No. 9 hitter Maddie Reese to pop up to Casey, who battled the wind to make a tough basket catch near the foul line behind first base.

Stevens got the win for OU to move her record to 16-5. She lasted 3.1 innings and allowed two hits and two walks with four strikeouts before giving the ball to Pendley.

Pendley allowed just one baserunner over the final 1.2 innings to close out the victory.

Oklahoma now heads back to Norman for a six-game homestand, which starts Wednesday against Oklahoma State in the first Bedlam matchup of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.



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