Oklahoma Softball Preview | Florida State

Oklahoma made quick work of South Dakota State on Monday night sending the Jacks home, with an 8-0 run-rule decision, after just five innings of work. Now it’s time for a Top 5 matchup in Norman as No. 5 Florida State comes to town on Tuesday.


March 14Florida State6:00 PMSoonerVision on ESPN+

Tuning In

The game will be aired by SoonerVision on ESPN+ and also can be heard on the radio via 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma and nationwide on The Varsity app.

What We Learned On Monday Night

Literally everyone can go yard! We discussed in Monday’s preview that there aren’t any holes in Oklahoma’s line up. That was exemplified by Alynah Torres who launched a grand slam home run in the first inning. It was the first home run for Torres since transferring to OU from Arizona State.

What Nicole May is doing right now is truly remarkable. At some point there’s going to be a run that gets scored against Nicole May. That’s just the law of averages speaking when it comes to being a pitcher in any league and at any level. However, that moment has yet to arrive in 2023 as May moved to 7-0 on the season with a 4-inning performance in which she struck out seven batters and kept her ERA at a perfect 0.00 on the season.

Notes & Storylines

  • Tuesday’s matchup vs. the Seminoles marks the first meeting between the teams since facing off in the 2021 WCWS Championship Series, where the Sooners took the title in three games over FSU. 
  • Oklahoma and Florida State have combined to win three of the past four national championships with OU winning back-to-back in 2021 and 2022 and the Seminoles winning in 2018.
  • Tuesday also marks the return of FSU head coach and 1993 OU alum Lonni Alameda, playing in Norman for the first time since her All-Big Eight playing days from 1989-92.

Against Florida State

  • The Sooners and Seminoles have met 16 times in the history of the two programs with the series being an even-split 8-8.
  • Tuesday’s matchup marks the first in Norman and the first meeting between the schools since OU took the 2021 WCWS title over the Seminoles in three games.

Heavy Hitters

  • Florida State’s Katie Dack is batting .377 on the season and has a team-high 7 home runs.
  • Jocelyn Erickson leads a trio of Sooners that are tied with 5 home runs each. She’s batting .523 and has knocked in a team best 26 RBIs.

From The Circle

  • Kathryn Sandercock has built a 7-2 record as the ace pitcher for the Seminoles. She’s fanned 43 batters and has a 1.43 ERA.
  • Oklahoma’s Nicole May continues her impressive shutout streak. She’s 7-0 on the season with 68 strikeouts and an ERA of O.00.

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