No. 7 Texas softball fell to No. 1 Oklahoma within the last spherical of the Phillips 66 Huge 12 Softball Championship in a 6-1 upset this weekend, permitting the Sooners to proceed their 43-game successful streak.
Oklahoma swept Texas in a three-game collection earlier within the season, with one recreation in Oklahoma Metropolis and two in Norman.
The Sooners began off the scoring within the second inning with a house run. Nevertheless, freshman shortstop and second baseman Viviana Martinez replied to their early lead with a far homerun of her personal to proper area within the high of the fourth, tying the rating 1-1 and giving Martinez her fifth homerun as a freshman.
Oklahoma didn’t permit Texas to remain of their recreation. Within the backside of the fourth, Oklahoma had three runs, placing their lead at 4-1.
The Sooners had been capable of rating two extra runs within the backside of the sixth. On high of Oklahoma’s spectacular offense, they had been capable of shut down Texas from scoring.
Junior Nicole Might and sophomore Jordy Bahl each pitched for Oklahoma and had a mixed ERA of 0.9 and solely gave up 5 hits compared to Texas’ seven.
Freshman Citlaly Gutierrez pitched the primary three innings for Texas till Estelle Czech was known as in to exchange her. They’d a median ERA of two.31 with 107 pitches thrown.
Moreover Martinez’ spectacular homerun, junior outfielder Bella Dayton and sophomore infielder Mia Scott each had one hit and redshirt freshman outfielder Ashton Moleney had two by the tip of the matchup.
When evaluating the performances of the groups, Texas held an excellent struggle statistically. All of Texas’s numbers equivalent to strike proportion, put outs, fly balls and general hitting proportion had been comparatively shut with Oklahoma all the time having a slight benefit.
Nevertheless, a significant component of the sport gave the impression to be their depth from the dugout. There was by no means a silent second for the Sooners. They had been persistently cheering and getting the gang on their ft, which appeared to create a troublesome ambiance for Texas to reach.
Popping out of the powerful loss, Texas will now put together for the NCAA regionals, with the schedule but to be introduced.