Run-rule shortened games are becoming a regularity for Oklahoma Softball. The Sooners defeated North Texas 8-0, in five innings, on Wednesday night to mark their third-consecutive run-rule decision and thirteenth overall of the season.
Mariah Lopez improved her season record to 11-1 by pitching all five innings. She struck out six along the way and faced the minimum of fifteen batters to record her second no-hitter of the season.
The Sooners plated three runs in the opening frame and then three more in the fourth before an error in the bottom the fifth scored Oklahoma’s second run of the inning to push them to the run-rule limit.
Jocelyn Alo, Sydney Romero, Caleigh Clifton, Grace Green, Nicole Mendes, and Reagan Rogers all delivered RBI hits on the night, with Rogers lifting her seventh home run of the year over the left field fence to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning.
The second-ranked Sooners will take a 16-game winning streak to Lubbock, Texas this weekend to open up conference play. The Sooners are ranked #2 nationally with the Red Raiders ranked #12.