Parker Conrad found herself in a little bit of trouble that put Oklahoma’s six-game winning streak in jeopardy. The sophomore pitcher loaded the bases in the second inning, allowing Indiana to push a run across, and then gave up a momentum swing of a homerun in the top of the third that seemed to have the Sooners on the ropes with a 2-0 deficit.
A quick pitching change to Mariah Lopez put the breaks on any hope that Indiana had of adding to their lead. Lopez quickly retired both batters she faced in the third and then Oklahoma’s offense got to work.
A sacrifice fly by Sydney Romero scored Reagan Rogers to pull the Sooners to within 2-1. Then freshman Jocelyn Alo blasted the ball out of the park, over the left-field wall, to put OU in front 3-2.
With Lopez keeping the Hoosier offense at bay, Oklahoma turned up the heat from the plate. Aided by a 2-RBI single from Romero the Sooners posted five runs in the fourth to take control with an 8-2 lead.
Indiana got a run back in the top of the fifth but another pitching change halted any momentum they were trying to build. Paige Lowary took to the circle to close the game out and she did so by striking out three of the ten batters faced in route to a 9-3 victory.