Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners Softball | Juarez & Clifton Claim Weekly Awards

Rich DeCray


The Oklahoma Sooners continue to turn in impressive performances throughout the non-conference portion of the schedule. Posting a perfect record at the LMU/CSUN Tournament this past week, a couple of players stood above the competition.

On Tuesday morning, Caliegh Clifton earned the label of Big 12 Player of the Week for the first time in her career. A senior, the infielder recorded a batting average of .500 over the course of the week. In addition, Clifton set the on-base percentage at .632 throughout the five game tournament after drawing an additional four walks and one HBP. Crossing the plate a total of nine times, Clifton has now recorded a hit in seven consecutive games. The offensive outpouring provided a spark the Sooners have been missing on occassion this year.

In the circle, Giselle Juarez turned in a perfect game immediately drawing attention from the rest of the nation. Posting a 2-0 record during the tournament, the lefty fanned 18 batters over 11 innings of work. Allowing a single run in the two appearances, Juarez held opponents to .083 batting percentage. The effort on the field produced a shared Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honor.

Now claiming seven of the thirteen weekly awards this season, it’s safe to say there are plenty more in store!

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