OU’s Lopez shuts out Montana
PHOENIX — Mariah Lopez struck out 11 while throwing a one-hitter in six innings, helping top-ranked Oklahoma beat Montana 4-0 in the second day of the Grand Canyon University Kickoff Tournament Saturday afternoon.
Shortstop Kelsey Arnold ignited OU’s offense in the second inning with a single that drove third baseman
Sydney Romero home.
Romero expanded the Sooners’ lead after drilling a two-run homer to left field in the third inning. Romero’s third RBI of the game came in the fourth on a single that drove in
Nicole Mendes closed the game in the circle for the Sooners. Mendes, a sophomore utility player, allowed one hit and held Montana scoreless to end the game.
Sooners run rule GCU
OU concluded its second day of the GCU Kickoff Tournament with a 10-0 run-rule victory over Grand Canyon in five innings.
OU scored two runs in the bottom of the first after
Caleigh Clifton was hit by a pitch and Fale Aviu was walked with bases loaded.
The Sooners added five more runs in the second inning, filling the bases before Clifton drew a walk to bring a runner home.
Nicole Pendley cleared the bases with a double, and was driven home by another double from Aviu.
Jocelyn Alo crushed a homer over the left field fence to score two more and seal the run rule for the Sooners.
Four pitchers appeared in Saturday evening’s game for OU, including returning stars Paige Lowary (starter, 1.0 inning pitched) and Paige Parker (2.1 innings). Parker was credited with the win and moved to 2-0 for the season.
Cowgirls edge Missouri at Kajikawa Classic
TEMPE, ARIZ. — Vanessa Shippy went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs to help Oklahoma State beat Missouri 6-3 at the Kajikawa Classic on Saturday.
Samantha Clakley pitched a complete-game eight-hitter for the Cowgirls. The University of Texas at Arlington transfer struck out three and walked one batter on 105 pitches.