Make it a clean sweep for the Sooners at the Norman Regional. By way of a 20-0 win over Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon, Oklahoma took the regional title by playing on the minimum of three games. Sunday’s win was the second run-rule victory of the weekend for OU and the 37th of the season. It was the largest margin of victory ever in an NCAA Softball Tournament game.
Any hopes that the Aggies had of picking up their first ever postseason win over the Sooners were quickly dashed as Oklahoma posted nine runs in the top of the first inning. A total of fourteen OU batters went to the plate in the opening frame. Nine runners crossed home plate and Jocelyn Alo brought down the house with a monster shot to left field for her 27th homer run of the season.
The Sooners would go to score at least one run in every frame of the run-rule shortened game. A single run in the second, followed by four in the third and then three apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. In all, the Sooners scored 20 runs on 14 hits with Lynnsie Elam and Tiare Jennings joining Alo in the home run parade.
From the circle Nicole May recorded her second win of the weekend. In 4.1 innings of work she allowed just two hits and struck out six Aggie batters. Macy McAdoo relieved May in the bottom of the fifth and recorded the final two outs of the game to protect the shutout.
Keeping An Eye On Orlando
Oklahoma will host the winner of the Orlando Regional, which has yet to be decided. Central Florida and Michigan are playing for the regional championship with the Golden Knights needing just one win in order to advance. The Wolverines battled back from the loser’s bracket, having sent South Dakota State home, and must beat UCF twice this afternoon in order to advance.
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