Sunday, April 7, 2013

Softball: No. 1 Oklahoma Defeats No. 18 Baylor, 9-3

Trailing 3-0 after two innings on Saturday, the No. 1 Oklahoma softball team (33-2, 2-0) found itself in a position that it hadn't been in too often this season. Of the 35 games the team has played so far, it was only the sixth contest in which Oklahoma had trailed.

Come the third inning, though, the bats came alive, the pitching kept No. 18 Baylor (29-9, 3-4) in check, and the Sooners came away with a 9-3 win in front of 1,075 fans at Marita Hynes Field.

After using a five-run fifth inning on Friday night to take game one of the series, Oklahoma took a lead it would not relinquish on Saturday by utilizing a five-run third inning and a four-run fifth.

It was OU's biggest comeback win of the season, trumping two-run rallies against Oregon State on Feb. 8 and Northwestern on Feb. 10.

"I just loved what our team did today," Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso said. "I think this game was one of their better ones just with their approach. Throughout the entire game I felt if we were down an 0-1 count and then we'd take a ball for a 1-1 and then we'd foul it off, it's 1-2, we'd get to 2-2, we'd foul it off, then foul it off, 3-2 then there's a double through the gap.

"We just kept fighting with these counts to be patient to get the pitch that we could hit hard. That's a sign of a very good hitter. We were doing that throughout our lineup today." (Complete coverage at SoonerSports.com)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Baylor 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
 Oklahoma 0 0 5 0 4 0 X 9 10 0
 
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