The top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners were set to play five games this weekend at the Omni Hall of Fame Classic, and they still are, but there’s been a slight schedule change. Because of very chilly low temperatures, Sunday’s contests have both been pushed back 90 minutes.
That first Sunday game is between Northwestern and Weber State, and it’s now set for an 11:30 a.m. CT first pitch. Oklahoma will then take on Auburn at roughly 2 p.m. CT.
The Sooners will play four more combined games on Friday and Saturday. Two of those are on Friday, against Weber State and Northwestern at 4 p.m. CT and 6:30 p.m. CT, respectively. The other pair come on Saturday when they battle Weber State and Auburn at the same times, respectively.
This comes on the heels of a huge non-conference win for Oklahoma earlier in the week. It took down sixth-ranked Florida State 5-4 Tuesday evening at Marita Hynes Field.
Twice the Seminoles scored in frames, and twice the Sooners responded with a scoring frame of their own. The first of those came in the bottom of the third, when designated hitter Haley Lee and shortstop Tiare Jennings delivered back-to-back jacks. That put the Sooners up 3-1 entering the fourth, for which the Seminoles responded with a three-run homer off the bat of designated hitter Katie Dack.
Back then came the Crimson and Cream, though, with the two decisive runs in the bottom of the fourth. Lee doubled home a run, and Jennings followed with a single off the pitcher that plated the fifth tally. Both teams actually countered twice with runs after the other team scored.
“That was a fun atmosphere for us,” said head coach Patty Gasso. “It felt like a postseason, it felt like a Super Regional style game. Back and forth. Good play. Good pitching. Clutch, clutch hitting. Good defense on both sides. I mean, it was a well played game I think by both sides. It was very entertaining.
“But ultimately, the ultimate goal is for it to make us better, and I feel we walked away as learning a lot and becoming better from it.”
Oklahoma is currently 22-1 on the season. It’s in midst of a 14-game winning streak following that lone loss to Baylor.