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Top-ranked Oklahoma was shocked on Saturday morning when they dropped their first games this season at the hands of Boston University but picked up a win over New Mexico State in the late game of the Trox Cox Classic in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Boston University 4 – Oklahoma 3

After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the second, the Sooners seemed to have taken control by plating a run in the bottom half and then two more in the third to take a 3-2 lead. However, a pitcher’s duel would ensue after that until the Terriers scored two more runs in the top of the sixth to pull off the upset by a final of 4-3.

A pair of RBI doubles by Caleigh Clifton and Jocelyn Alo gave Oklahoma their third inning lead. Clifton knocked in Nicole Mendes and then, two batters later, Alo’s double brought in Alo.

The Sooners committed three errors in the game but none of them were more costly than one in the sixth that allowed both runs to score unearned. The Sooners also left 11 runners stranded.

Oklahoma 2 – New Mexico State 0

Senior Paige Parker picked up her fourth win of the season in the nightcap as OU blanked New Mexico 2-0. The senior captain cruised through the Aggies lineup, striking out eight and allowing just two hits in a complete game shutout.

The Sooners were limited again offensively to just seven hits, but Sydney Romero was able to deliver RBIs in the first and third innings to score Oklahoma’s two runs. A ground out in the first scored Caleigh Clifton and then her single up the middle score Nicole Mendes in the third.

The Sooners will face New Mexico State one more time Sunday evening to close out the event. First pitch is set for 7:30 pm Central.


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