OU softball: Sooners sweep competition in Oklahoma Fall Festival
Astrud Reed, The Oklahoma Daily
The Oklahoma softball went went deep into its pitching rotation and used several multi-run innings to stay perfect against opponents in the Oklahoma Fall Festival this weekend in Norman.
OU opened with a 13-1 win over North Central Texas courtesy of a nine-run fifth inning sparked by a grand slam from junior outfielder Brittany Williams on Friday night. Senior left-handed pitcher Michelle Gascoigne earned the win for the Sooners during the festival opener, finishing with 11 strikeouts and allowing just one hit in the game.
OU returned Saturday to defeat both opponents during the team’s first doubleheader of the weekend.
Freshman pitcher Taylor Dewberry earned her first ever start in the circle as a Sooner, giving up no runs and no walks during the 10-0 win over Connors State while the OU offense scored runs in all five innings played.
Sophomore pitcher Georgia Casey went the distance on the mound for the Sooners for the 9-1 win over Oklahoma Christian in the final match of the day.
Senior designated player Keilani Ricketts was a perfect 3-for-3 with five RBIs against OCU. OU earned the win with a four-run, fifth inning.
The Sooners closed out the Oklahoma Fall Festival with a pair of shutout wins over Odessa College, 7-0, and Seminole State, 8-0, on Sunday.
Next up the Sooners face Butler Community College on Oct. 17 in Norman.