OU’S Ricketts opens with no-no
TEMPE, Ariz. – Oklahoma senior pitcher Keilani Ricketts threw the second no-hitter of her career, with 14 strikeouts, and hit a solo home run in the first inning as Oklahoma defeated Stanford, 6-0, in a season-opening win at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday.
In the Sooners’ second game of the tournament against Oregon State, Michelle Gastoigne gave up two runs in the top of the first then held the Beavers scoreless as the Sooners run-ruled Oregon State 14-2.
Tahlequah ex Erica Sampson appeared in both games, going 0-for-1 in the first game while earning a walk in the fourth inning of the second game which drove in a run and scored a run on Lauren Chamberlain’s grand slam in the fourth inning.
TU softball grabs a pair
BATON ROUGE, La. – Junior outfielder Haley Henshaw drove in three runs in two games to lead the Tulsa softball team to wins over North Carolina, 3-1, and Hampton, 3-0, Friday at the LSU Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, La., at Tiger Park.
Senior pitcher Lacey Middlebrooks (1-0) earned the win against Hampton with a one-hit shutout in the opener Friday morning. She struck out five batters and walked two. Junior Aimee Creger (1-0) picked up the complete-game win against North Carolina, striking out seven batters and scattering five hits.
Against North Carolina, Haskell ex Jodi Edmiston got things started in the sixth inning with a single to third base, and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by senior center fielder Caitlin Everett. Jill Barrett doubled down the left field line, scoring Edmiston.
ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Oklahoma State softball team split its first two games of the 2013 season at the Red Dirt Classic in St. George, Utah on Friday.
In their opening game, the Cowgirls defeated Weber State 2-1 in eight innings. In game two, OSU fell 3-2 to Seattle.