The Oklahoma Sooners earned a series sweep on Sunday with a 10-1 decision over the Kansas Jayhawks. Riding the nation’s longest winning streak, Patty Gasso and her ballclub have collected 29 consecutive wins. Standing 38-2 overall, OU continues to hold down the No. 2 ranking.
Opting to throw Paige Parker, the left-handed pitcher faced a mere three batters in the first inning. Backed up by an unforgiving defense, the Sooners quickly shutdown the opposition. Taking a turn on the offensive side of the plate, OU scored four runs on five hits to take control of game building a sizable lead.
Continuing the same trend through much of the afternoon, Paige Parker refused to give up a hit through three innings. Holding a 9-0 lead at this point in the game, the coaching staff opted to experiment with position changes putting Paige Lowary in the circle. Breaking up the no hitter, Kansas knocked a double to get the fourth inning started.
Later in the top of the frame, a sacrifice fly allowed the runner to score effectively ending Oklahoma’s shutout bid. Yet, that would be the only score surrendered on Sunday for the Sooners. In the fifth inning, Fale Aviu slammed a homer to eclipse the run-rule mark.
For the second time in two days, OU secure a fifth inning win over the ailing Jayhawks. Up next, the Sooners are set to play five out-of-conference games away from home including trips to Oregon and Oregon State.