Sooners win Big 12 title with Bedlam series victory
On a sunny Senior Day, the top-ranked Sooners blanked Oklahoma State, 4-0, and clinched the conference championship before the biggest crowd of the season at Marita Hynes Field.
With the Big 12 title victory, OU improved to 46-4 overall and 14-2 in Big 12 play.
Key Stat: 4 — All four seniors played an integral part in today’s victory. On Senior Day, Michelle Gascoigne and Keilani Ricketts combined to shut out the Cowgirls. In addition, fellow senior Brianna Turang reached base three times while catcher Jessica Shults made a diving grab behind home plate for the final out in the game.
Key Player: Michelle Gascoigne — Gascoigne brought her best stuff to the circle this afternoon. She pitched six innings, struck out eight Cowgirl batters and earned her 17th victory of the season.
What it means: The win over Oklahoma State clinched the Big 12 title for the Sooners. It is the 10th conference championship in school history. At the end of the game, coach Patty Gasso’s squad received the Bedlam trophy and the Big 12 Championship trophy.
What’s next for the Sooners: The in-state rivals will play the third and final Bedlam game at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cowgirl Stadium. It will be the last regular season contest of the season.