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Old 02-21-2017, 02:09 PM   #1551
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The only thing hand-wringing gives you is…sore hands.

The Sooners are about due to start putting together all phases of their game. Wouldn't surprise me if they go 4-1 or even 5-0 this week.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:41 AM   #1552
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Louisville

SS Sidney Melton Jr 382
LF Jordan McNary Sr 333
DP Maryssa Becker Sr 385 3 15
DP/P Megan Hensley Soph 345 2 16
3B Lillie Goetz Soph 250
C Jenna Jordan Jr 321
CF Nicole Pufahl Jr 417 1 8
2B Jamie Soles Jr 182
RF Jordan Vorbrink Soph 083
1B Tiarra Sanabria Sr 000

C Alison Szydloowski Jr 385

P Maryssa Becker Sr 6-1 0.94
P Megan Hensley Soph 1-1 3.55


Tennessee

2B Aubrey Leach Soph 393
LF Jenna Holcomb Fr 500
DP Brooke Vines Soph 500
SS Meghan Gregg Jr 607
RF Megan Geer Sr 522
1B Taylor Rowland Fr 462
C Scarlet McSwain Jr 318
3B Chelsea Seggern Fr 200
CF CJ McClain Jr 316

P Matty Ross Soph 5-0 1.30
P Caylan Arnold Fr 4-0 0.00


Oklahoma

CF Nicole Pendley Jr 433 3 10
2B Caleigh Clifton Soph 400
DP Fale Aviu Soph 385 1 5
1B Shay Knighten Soph 417 0 9
3B Sidney Romero Soph 385 0 5
LF Alissa Dalton Fr 250-0 5
RF Macey Hatfield Sr 200
C Lea Wodach Jr 059
SS Kelsey Arnold Jr 227

P Paige Parker Jr 2-1 2.37
P Paige Lowary Jr 2-1 2.53
P Mariah Lopez Fr 1-0 2.25
P Nicole Mendes Fr 1-0 0.00
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:28 PM   #1553
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2B Clifton
CF Pendley
3B Romero
1B Knighten
RF Aviu
DP Parker
LF Dalton
C Wodach
SS Arnold

P Lowary
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:23 PM   #1554
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OU won 2-1 over Louisville with Paige Lowary pitching a four-hitter. We used a shift throughout since Louisville seemed only to hit slaps.

We only had four hits. Romero and Clifton had doubles. Knighten squeezed home Romero with the first run in the first. Pendley's grounder to the pitcher became an error that scored Clifton in the fifth.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:04 PM   #1555
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OU loses 2-1 to Tennessee as Romero lines to right with runners on first and third. The right fielder dove and caught it. If it gets down, OU ties or wins.
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Old 02-23-2017, 07:57 PM   #1556
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Definitely not expected with a veteran national championship squad but OU's start eerily similar to last year. Now we just need to get the focus and finish like we did in 2016.

Definitely see how repeating is a difficult task when all your opponents are focus on defeating the the defending national champs. Have go to start scoring some runs by bunching some hits together. This year we had 5 starters hitting .375+ and 3 over .400 and are hitting .304 as a team. Last year we hit .351 for the season with 7 over .345. We have played 1 more power 5 school and 1 more top 10 teams in the first 10 games this year than last year.

Also hit only 4 HR's on the season and did not have any in our first two games of this tournament. Last year 70 HR's in 65 games. Last year we had 4 games in which we scored 2 run or less this year we have already had 5 games in which we have scored two runs or less this year. Just got to hit'em where they ain't.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:18 PM   #1557
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Sometimes, you just have to step back and look at who they are playing.

The first weekend, OU lost two one-run games to Auburn and Washington, both highly-ranked.

So. Florida moved into the #1 slot, only to lose 2-4 to a Maryland team that was 0-8 going into that game.

So, Florida State moved up to #1. Tonight, they lost 2-0 to Texas A&M, a team that has lived off beating up on the Stephen F. Austin's of the world.

Georgia was blowing people out as long as they stayed at home. They were 12-0 with nine run-rule games, all in Athens, GA. Tonight, they ventured west to lose to BYU 4-0 and UCLA 10-5.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:57 AM   #1558
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I think we are missing the leadership from last year. Erin and Kady were huge, this year we have one senior. The one thing about Erin is that she kept the team loose and happy. Yes, she could hit but she was the personality of the team. She had spent a ton of time with Lauren so confidence at the plate was not an issue. You just have this feeling of pressing when they are hitting against top teams right now.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:56 AM   #1559
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Tough loss (to Tennessee), no doubt. The Sooners have simply not been able to get the bats going. I have no doubt that will come; however, the strengths of this 2017 team may be pitching and defense more so than hitting.

RPI is, of course, crucial. As we get deeper into the season, the RPI needs to be high enough to assure ourselves of hosting a regional and super regional.
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:01 AM   #1560
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I think we are missing the leadership from last year. Erin and Kady were huge, this year we have one senior. The one thing about Erin is that she kept the team loose and happy. Yes, she could hit but she was the personality of the team. She had spent a ton of time with Lauren so confidence at the plate was not an issue. You just have this feeling of pressing when they are hitting against top teams right now.
I agree.m They dont look or play as freely as they did last year. I dont see a lot of smiles.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:16 PM   #1561
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The search for hitting:

2B Clifton
SS Dalton
RF Aviu
3B Romero
1B Knighten
CF Pendley
1B Lundberg
LF Rogers
C Wodach

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Old 02-24-2017, 07:26 PM   #1562
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OU won 7-5 over NC State. Had a 7-1 lead until the bottom of the sixth. A three-run home run gave NC State a shot. Mariah Lopez cruised through five.

It was the non-starters who did some damage. Dalton was 3-4 with two doubles. Lundberg had a double. Clifton had a double. Rogers drove in a run.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:14 PM   #1563
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Arnold is available for this game. UCLA starting their ace. No. They aren't. Garcia works.

2B Clifton
LF Dalton
3B Romero
RF Aviu
1B Knighten
CF Pendley
DP Lundberg
C Wodach
SS Arnold

SP Parker

Oklahoma -- First

Clifton scorches a double to left
Dalton grounded to second, Clifton to third, wild pitch, Clifton out catcher to pitcher
Romero reached on error by third
Aviu flied to left, hit off heel off the LF glove, Romero scored
Knighten grounded to second
1 run 1 hit

UCLA -- First

Spaulding walked, second on error, sac to third
Perez bunt error on Knighten for throw, sac to second
Nickles bunt sac, first to second
Garcia struck out swinging
Halstead popped to pitcher
0 runs 0 hits
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:25 PM   #1564
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Oklahoma 1 UCLA 0

Oklahoma -- Second

Pendley grounded to second
Lundberg struck out swinging
Wodach flied to deep left
0 runs 0 hits

UCLA -- Second

Jelenicki struck out swinging
Tautalafua grounded to short
Maurice struck out swinging
0 runs 0 hits
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:48 PM   #1565
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Oklahoma 1 UCLA 0

Oklahoma -- Third

Arnold grounded to second
Clifton singled to second, stole second
Dalton singled to right, Clifton to third
Romero walked
Aviu grounded to pitcher for force out at home, Clifton out, others up one base
Knighten grand slam to left field, Dalton, Romero, and Aviu scored
Pendley struck out swinging
4 runs 3 hits

UCLA -- Third

Shaw struck out swinging
Spaulding home run to left center
Perez struck out swinging
Nickles singled to left
Garcia fouled out to first
1 run 2 hits
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:12 PM   #1566
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Oklahoma 5 UCLA 1

Oklahoma -- Fourth

Lundberg: Taukeiaho pinch hits, singled up the middle, second on error, sac to ---third
Wodach sac bunt, reaches on error by 1B, sac to second, Rogers pinch runs,
Arnold sac bunt, out third to first

Johanna Grauer to pitcher

Clifton singles to left off the pitcher's glove, Roger and Taukeiaho score, third on --grounder by Romero
Dalton walked, Clifton to second, out 4-6
Aviu singles up the middle, Clifton scored, Romero to third, Aviu to second
Knighten struck out swinging
3 runs 3 hits

UCLA -- Fourth

Halstead singled to left, second on passed ball
Jelenicki flied to left center
Tautalafua struck out looking
Maurice flied to center
0 runs 1 hit
Romero reaches on fielder's choice 4-6,
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:37 PM   #1567
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Oklahoma 8 UCLA 1

Oklahoma -- Fifth

Pendley singled up the middle
Taukeiaho walked, Pendley to second
Wodach singled to right, Pendley to third, Taukeiaho to second
Arnold grounded to short, RBI, Pendley scored, Taukeiaho to third, Wodach to ---second
Clifton singled up center, Taukeiaho scored, Wodach to third, RBI
Dalton struck out swinging
Romero walked, Clifton to second
Aviu struck out swinging
2 runs 3 hits

UCLA -- Fifth

Shaw walked
Spaulding flied out to right center
Perez struck out looking
Nickles flied to right
0 runs 0 hits

OU 10 UCLA 1 (5)
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Old Yesterday, 06:38 AM   #1568
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The last game of the Mary Nutter tournament for OU is at noon against Notre Dame. The Irish have played a tough schedule. But, their record isn't all that good. They are only 5-8, but they have wins over Georgia and Michigan.

It is likely that we will see Paige Lowary. The two Paiges have started the five games that we have played against top twenty-five teams. In those games, the total runs scored against us has been eight. They can shut down the opposition pretty well. Now that our bats are awakening, we may challenge last year's team. They were 8-4 at this point. We are 9-3. They had played three top 25 teams and lost all three. We are 2-3 this year.
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Old Yesterday, 06:01 PM   #1569
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Notre Dame beat Sooners 5-4. Parker takes the loss in relief Sooners surrendered 2 HR's. Notre Dame came from down 4-3 with 1 run in the 6th an 1 in the 7th. Sooners left 10 on base. Had 7 hits and 5 BB's. Notre Dame had 3 errors.
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