The Oklahoma Sooners wrap up the opening weekend of play with a 2-2 record. The most recent loss comes at the hands of the No. 13 Washington Huskies in a pitcher’s dual — sophomore Taran Alvelo vs Paige Parker.
Flashing early dominance in the circle retiring three straight batters, Oklahoma’s Parker faced Washington’s Taylor Van Zee. With a single swing of the bat in the bottom of the second, Van Zee changed the course of the afternoon. The solo home run provided the only score of the outing.
Hoping to push another run across the plate, Washington found an opportunity. With a deep fly ball to center field, Nicole Pendley snagged it from the air as the runner took off towards home. Throwing to Kelsey Arnold as a relay, the shortstop fired the ball into Lea Wodach at home. Applying the tag, OU turned the 8-6-2 double play to keep the game tight.
Continuing to battle valiantly at the plate, Oklahoma secured five hits on the day. In the top of the seventh inning, Macey Kay tallied a second hit. The effort put the winning run on base without an out while threatening to even the score. Attempting to move Kay into scoring position, Head Coach Patty Gasso called for a sac bunt.
Unfortunately, the Huskies turned the bunt into a double play leaving the Sooners short once again in Puerto Vallarta.
— Washington Softball (@UWSoftball) February 11, 2017