Sooners Take Game Two, Sweep KU Series

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
APRIL 05, 2014
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
KU 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 2 1
OU 0 3 0 4 1 x x 8 8 0
W - Stevens (20-5) 5.0 2 0 0 3 3
L - Wilson (0-1) 3.1 5 7 7 6 3
S - N/A - - - - - -
Individual Leaders
OU - Casey 4 2 3 2 0 0
KU - Newman 3 0 2 0 0 0
Player of the Game
CaseyGeorgia Casey // Jr. // INF/RHP
Casey went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the second game of the doubleheader, scoring twice and driving in two runs. Casey lifted a two-run double in the second inning and then scored the game-winning run in the fifth to get the run-rule win.

NORMAN, Okla. – Kelsey Stevens threw her second shutout of the weekend and No. 22/15 Oklahoma (28-8, 7-0) completed a three-game sweep of Kansas (28-13, 3-3) with an 8-0, five-inning win in game two of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

Both teams entered the weekend undefeated in conference play, but it was the Sooners who remained in first place as they outscored the Jayhawks, 25-3, in the series.

In addition, OU’s winning streak stands at a season-best 10 games. They’ve outscored opponents 75-8 during their current run.

Sophomore Kelsey Stevens fired her second shutout of the weekend and picked up her 20th win of the season in the process. After throwing a one-hitter on Friday night, Stevens closed out the weekend with a two-hitter in Saturday’s game two. She struck out three and walked three as her record climbed to 20-5.

After giving up a leadoff single, Stevens settled in and retired the next 10 batters she saw until a one-out walk in the fourth.

Oklahoma’s offense was bolstered by a three-run second inning and a four-run fourth. It was the team’s 15th run-rule win of the season and 84th since the last time it suffered a run-rule loss.

 Sophomore Leslie Miller got things started for OU in the second as she hit a one-out single to center field. Two batters later, Erin Miller added a single of her own to center. Senior Javen Henson then brought in the game’s first run with a double to left center. Junior Georgia Casey followed that with a double of her own, scoring two and pushing the lead to 3-0.

Despite just one hit in the fourth, the Sooners broke the game open with four runs thanks to a patient approach at the plate.

Casey reached on a one-out single before sophomore Kady Self walked. Junior Shelby Pendley walked to load the bases and senior Brittany Williams, sophomore Whitney Ellis and Leslie Miller followed with three consecutive walks to bring in three runs. Senior Destinee Martinez closed out the scoring in the fourth with a fielder’s choice groundout.

Kansas’ best chance to score came in the fifth inning as they loaded the bases with one out but Stevens got Alex Jones to strike out looking, while Casey caught a line drive at shortstop to end the inning.

With the Jayhawks’ scoring chance denied, Oklahoma finished the game off in the bottom of the fifth.

Casey led off the fifth with a double to right center. A single from Self pushed Casey to third, while Pendley ended the game with a sharp single to left center.

The Sooners step out of conference play on Tuesday as they welcome in Wichita State for a doubleheader to close out a six-game homestand. First pitch of game one is set for 4 p.m.



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