If Oklahoma’s visit to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Challenge in Cathedral City, California was a litmus test to where they need to be as a team by May then they’ve certainly got some work cut out for them. After winning the opening three games against Nebraska, Seattle, and Texas A&M the Sooners hit a rough stretch and are now returning to Norman on a two-game losing streak.
After getting blasted by #2 Washington on Saturday evening, Oklahoma fell to Wisconsin 4-3 in Sunday’s finale. All four of the Badger runs came in the top of the second off a bunt single, an error, and a hit by pitch.
The four-run hole was just a bit deeper than Oklahoma could climb out of. The Sooners brought in three runs in the bottom of the third but that would be in for scoring on the day.
Senior pitcher Shannon Saile was responsible for the loss, her third of the season (4-3). She pitched four inning on Sunday and despite striking out seven batters she was responsible for all four Wisconsin runs. Freshman Olivia Rains pitched the final three frames without allowing a hit.
Kinzie Hansen was the only Oklahoma player to record multiple hits in the game. She went 2-for-3 from the plate with an RBI.
The Sooners (10-3) return to Norman to open up the first home stand of the season when they host the Courtyard Marriott Tournament. Northwestern, Abilene Christian, and North Texas will be in for the tournament.
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