Oklahoma Sooners

Clifton’s Three Homers Power Oklahoma To Sweep Of Utah

M. Hofeld


Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Oklahoma played an opponent in softball on Sunday and won via run-rule. In fact, they did it twice.

Winter weather on Saturday pushed OU to a Sunday doubleheader with Utah. The Sooners dominated both games against the Utes, winning by a combined score of 25-5 in just eleven total innings played.

After scoring two runs in the opening frame of the first game, Oklahoma scattered nine more across the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings on their way to an 11-2 victory.

A 10-run fourth inning sparked the Sooners to a 13-3 a second game that only lasted five innings.

When all was said and done OU had homered six times during the two games and scored their 24 runs off 25 hits.

Senior Caleigh Clifton hit a sixth inning bomb in the first game to help induce the run-rule. She then went 3-for-3 from the plate in the second game, with two more home runs, to lead the Sooners to a 13-3 win in five innings.

From the pitcher’s circle, Shannon Saile picked up her sixth win of the season (6-1), in game one, by tossing the first 3.2 innings. She was relieved by “G” Juarez who closed out the final 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two batters.

In the second game Mariah Lopez pitched the firs 3.1 one innings to pick up here twelfth win on the year (12-1). Nicole Mendes pitched the final 1.2 innings of relief, allowing just a single hit and striking out two.

The Sooners are back to conference play next weekend when they host the Baylor Bears.

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