Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners Leaving El Paso 4-0 After 21-2 Victory At Miner Invitational

M. Hofeld

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The shutout streak may have ended for Oklahoma on Friday evening but the run-rule streak is still very much alive. After posting three consecutive shutout victories to start the season, OU was finally touched for a couple of runs by UTEP in Friday’s finale of the Miner Invitational.

The two runs didn’t matter though as the Sooners plated eight runs in the fourth and 7 runs in the fifth to produce a 21-2 victory by was of a fourth consecutive run-rule.

The Sooners went deep four times in the game to boost their weekend total to 24 home runs at the invitational. Two of the four dingers came off the bat of Kinzie Hansen. The sophomore ended the game with 5 total RBI and now has a team high six home runs.

OU used three home runs to propel an eight-run fourth inning. Those three homers came back-to-back-to-back off the bats of Jocelyn Alo, Grace Lyons, and Hansen. Alo extended her hitting streak to 18 consecutive games.

Freshman Tiare Jennings continued her hot start with a 3-for-3 performance from the plate and two runs scored. Through the first four games of the season she’s hitting at an eye-popping .923 average.

From the circle, freshman Nicole May picked up her second win of the season. She allowed two runs and fanned three UTEP batters in three innings of work to pick up the win.

The Sooners are heading to Texas again next weekend with games scheduled against UTSA and Sam Houston on Friday and then a double-header against Houston on Saturday.

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