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OU softball: Sooners run rule Utah, 10-2, in five innings

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Grace Green

Sophomore utility Grace Green hits the ball during the home opener against Northwestern Feb. 28.

No. 6 Oklahoma (18-4) run ruled Utah, 10-2, in five innings  its second game of the day.

The Sooners hit three home runs off the bats of senior Nicole Mendes, junior Eliyah Flores and sophomore Kinsey Koeltzow. Mendes made her first start of the season before being replaced by a pinch-runner in the fourth inning.

Oklahoma scored 10 runs, despite sophomore Grace Green being the only player with more than one hit by a single player in its lineup.

Senior Shannon Saile gave up just five hits and picked up two strikeouts across five innings. Her earned runs average improved to 1.88 on the year.

The Sooners continue the weekend against Murray State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. 

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