Sooners and Mizzou face off this weekend
Softball: OU to battle for top spot in Big 12
Merrill Jones, The Oklahoma Daily
The Big 12 softball race may very well come down to this weekend’s series between No. 13 OU and the No. 10 Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Mo.
After a somewhat up-and-down conference season for OU, the team still controls its own destiny in the Big 12 race.
The Sooners (34-11, 11-4 Big 12) have an opportunity to take the lead in the conference by winning both games against the Tigers (40-5, 11-3 Big 12).
OU has been gaining momentum lately, having won its previous four games. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in after splitting a series with Iowa State earlier in the week.
The Tigers’ loss broke a 10-game winning streak for the team and gave the Sooners an even greater chance at capturing the regular-season conference title.
If the Sooners sweep the series, they are guaranteed the title; however, if they lose one or both, the remaining few games of the season gain even greater importance.
After the Missouri series, OU plays its season finale against Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Missouri finishes its regular season with a two-game series against Nebraska.
The series kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday. The second and final game of the series will be played at noon Sunday.