Jordy Bahl Deals Perfection for Sooners’ Second PG in a Week’s Time
For the second time in seven days, a pitcher for the top-ranked Sooners has delivered a perfect game. Following Alex Storako’s a week ago against Kentucky, Jordy Bahl didn’t allow a single base runner in a 13-0, five-inning run-rule over Southeastern Louisiana.
Using all levels of the zone and all of her pitches quite literally to perfection, Bahl tossed eight strikeouts. She recorded the other seven on the ground and through the air with her magnificent defense, which even played without star shortstop Grace Lyons.
To emphasize her dominance even more, as if that’s necessary, Bahl needed only 53 pitches to achieve the feat. She fired 40 of those in for strikes.
This marks the second time in Bahl’s career she’s dealt a solo perfect game. She also previously did so against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 25 of last year. That’s in addition to a no-hitter Bahl tossed by herself on March 20 last season.
While she was busy sitting down Lions hitters, Sooner hitters were exploding at the plate. That included the 13 runs on 17 hits.
Designated player Haley Lee and right fielder Sophia Nugent both homered, the fifth this season for both of them. Lee’s was a two-run shot in the first and Nugent’s a three-run blast in the second. By that point, the two had picked up a bulk of their seven combined RBI and the Sooners led 8-0.
They scored their final five in the third. Those came on six hits in the frame.
Oklahoma (18-1) gets back to action when it takes on Mississippi State in the nightcap. First pitch for that is set for 6 p.m. CT.