STILLWATER — By the time the “Sooner Magic” chants started to pour down from the tightly packed group of crimson followers down the primary bottom line of Cowgirl Stadium, the OU softball staff had already carried out its tips.
Lifeless on the plate a lot of the day, the top-ranked Sooners sprung free within the prime of the seventh inning with 4 runs on 5 hits to flee seventh-ranked Oklahoma State’s upset try with a 4-2 win on Saturday.
The Cowgirls had taken a 2-0 lead within the backside of the sixth inning when super-senior catcher Taylor Tuck drove in what gave the impression to be an insurance coverage run with a single to heart subject. Tuck had knocked within the Cowgirls’ first run with a second-inning single as effectively.
But the Sooners weren’t going to be denied their fortieth straight win.
OSU freshman pitcher Kyra Aycock had allowed solely three hits by way of the primary six innings, however OU’s Jocelyn Erickson led off the seventh with a double, adopted by Alynah Torres’ single that scored pinch-runner Jordy Bahl.
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OU’s Tiare Jennings (23) and Grace Lyons (3) have fun after a 4-2 win in opposition to OSU on Saturday at Cowgirl Stadium in Stillwater.
OSU coach Kenny Gajewski went to ace Kelly Maxwell, who hit a batter and obtained a strikeout earlier than OU’s Tiare Jennings ripped a two-run double into the left-center subject nook to place the Sooners up 3-2.
Cydney Sanders adopted with an RBI single to make it 4-2, however was thrown out making an attempt to stretch it to a double, and Aycock re-entered to report the ultimate out of the inning.
Facing OU freshman pitcher Kierston Deal, who entered in reduction of starter Nicole May within the sixth inning, OSU did not get a runner on base within the backside of the seventh.
Deal induced a groundout to first base, then obtained a strikeout and a foul popup to first base to shut the door.
Cowgirl Stadium as soon as once more set an attendance report, with 1,753 followers available Saturday, a day after the stadium report was set at 1,602.
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Oklahoma’s Kierston Deal (11) celebrates after a Bedlam school softball sport between the Oklahoma State University Cowgirls (OSU) and the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, May 6, 2023. Oklahoma gained 4-2.
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