Oklahoma Softball Weekend Preview | Miami Invitational


The Sooners are stepping out of conference play this weekend with a trip to Ohio for the Miami Invitational. Oklahoma will play two opponents on Saturday before facing off against the host school on Sunday morning.


April 15Louisville4:00 PMYouTube
April 15Miami (OH)7:00 PMYouTube

Tuning In

All three games will be streamed via YouTube (@ChatterboxSports) and can be heard via 107.7 The Franchise (SAT), 1560 The Franchise 2 (SUN) in Oklahoma or nationwide on The Varsity Network app.

What We Learned On Tuesday

  • Jordy Bahl is returning to form. Oklahoma’s sophomore pitched a 13-strikeout, complete-game performance, in which she allowed just three LSU hits in the contest. Her strikeout total was good for a season best and her individual shutout was her team-leading fifth of the season and OU’s nation-leading 23rd. 

Notes & Storylines

  • This weekend marks the first time in program history the Sooners have played in the state of Ohio as well as the first matchup in school history vs. Oakland and just the second vs. Miami.
  • OU is on a 29-game win streak dating back to the Sooners only loss of the season, Feb. 19 at Baylor in a non-conference matchup in Waco.
  • Oklahoma’s pitching staff has not given up a run in 30 2/3 innings, surrendering just 15 hits and five walks in the span while striking out 42 batters. OU’s last run given up was April 2 vs. Texas, five games ago.
  • OU is outscoring its opponents by a combined score of 319-33 on the season, surrendering an average of 0.86 runs/game. The Sooner pitching staff has been exceptional, tossing shutouts in 23 of OU’s 38 games to lead the country.
  • As a team, OU is batting a nation-best .373 with 70 home runs.

Against The Field

Oakland: Saturday’s matchup marks the first in program history vs. the Golden Grizzlies. Members of the Horizon Conference, Oakland is 12-12 on the year, including an 8-4 mark in league play.

Louisville: The Sooners are 6-3 all-time vs. Louisville, most recently beating the Cardinals at Mary Nutter in 2017, by a final of 2-1. The teams have met at a neutral site four times with OU holding a 3-1 advantage with games played in Miami, Fla., OKC and Cathedral City.

Miami (OH): Sunday’s meeting will be just the second in the history of the two programs, with Miami winning the only other matchup on March 11, 1992 in Tampa, Fla., 3-2.

Heavy Hitters

  • Oakland’s Jen Krizka has blasted five home runs this season. She’s batting .328 and has knocked in 19 RBIs.
  • Taylor Roby leads Louisville with 14 home runs. She’s batting .351 with 42 RBIs.
  • Miami’s Karli Spaid has knocked 14 home runs on the year. She also leads the RedHawks with 40 RBIs.
  • Jayda Coleman is leading the Sooners with a .455 batting average and is tied with Haley Lee (.432) for the team lead in home runs with 11.

From The Circle

  • Sydney Campbell has built an 11-4 record this season. She’s posting a 1.50 ERA and has recorded 66 strikeouts.
  • Louisville’s Alyssa Zabala has a 12-6 record on the season with a 2.94 ERA.
  • Brianna Pratt is 17-8 on the season for Miami. She has a 3.13 ERA with 130 strikeouts.
  • Oklahoma’s Nicole May is 11-0 on the season and has an ERA of just 0.43. May had fanned 98 batters so far this season.

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