Softball: Sooners Sweep Wichita State

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 3:10 AM
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Four RBI from senior Javen Henson helped No. 19/13 Oklahoma (30-8) to a 9-1, five-inning win over Wichita State (22-17) Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

The Sooners have won 12 in a row, the team’s longest since ending the 2013 season on a 13-game win streak that culminated with the program’s second national championship. In addition, OU has now won 30 straight games over WSU, its longest active streak against another team.

All-time, Oklahoma is 43-7 against Wichita State. The .860 winning percentage is the best against any team that the Sooners have played at least 25 times in their history.

The run-rule victory was OU’s 85th since the last time it suffered a run-rule defeat against Texas on March 28, 2009. Of those 85 wins, 65 have come in five innings and three have been over Wichita State.

The Shockers actually opened the scoring in the second inning.

Paige Luellen singled to left center to lead off the frame. Liz Broyles then put down a sacrifice bunt to move Luellen to second, but after reaching second, Luellen took off for third. Senior Brittany Williams tried to throw Luellen out but the throw got away to give WSU a 1-0 lead on an unearned run.

The lead would not last long, though.

“We just wanted to go out and attack and punch first,” Henson said. “We seemed a little standoffish in the first game so we really wanted to be vocal on and off the field and really just like get everything out of our at-bats.” (More at SoonerSports.com)

Inning-by-Inning
Team1234567RHE
WSU01000xx151
OU0342xxx991
Pitching
IPHRERBBSO
W - L. Miller (5-0)4.041003
L - Malone (12-5)2.023321
S - N/A------
Individual Leaders
ABRHRBIBBHR
OU - Henson212401
WSU - Luellen211000