Monday, June 10, 2013

Softball: Sooners Celebrate National Championship with Fans

The Oklahoma softball team joined fans in celebration of its second national championship Friday night at Marita Hynes Field.

A standing-room only crowd came out to see the Sooners one last time and were treated to a highlight video, fireworks and the unveiling of the 2013 National Champions banner on the left-centerfield wall.

"I'm here, just like of all you, honored to join in the celebration of one of the best -- if not the very best team -- in college softball history," Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione said in welcoming the crowd. "It truly is a team for the ages."

Congratulatory remarks were given by Castiglione and OU President David Boren, while head coach Patty Gasso and OU's four seniors addressed the crowd.

"We are still on cloud nine, and I hope you are too," Gasso said, "because it's a pretty good feeling being there."

For fans who were unable to attend the celebration, you can watch an archived webcast of the event by clicking the link below.

The Sooners captured their second Women's College World Series title on Tuesday night with a 4-0 victory over Tennessee at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Senior Michelle Gascoigne threw a complete game shutout with just three hits allowed and 12 strikeouts, while fellow senior and two-time USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Keilani Ricketts drove in all four runs, including a three-run home run in the third inning.

/// SoonerSports PR
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