Oklahoma Handles Tech, Wins 51st Consecutive Big 12 Series
Perhaps the Oklahoma Sooners are going to lose a Big 12 Conference series at some point, but tonight still isn’t that night. The back-to-back champions and nation’s top-ranked team handled their business in a 6-0 victory over Texas Tech for their 51st consecutive league series win Friday evening at Marita Hynes Field.
To find the last time Oklahoma dropped a conference series, one would have to search all the way back to 2011. And it’s now 169-15 in league play over the last 10 years.
In a contest that was much different than Thursday’s opener, the Sooners asserted their dominance. That came in a five-run third inning. Center fielder Jayda Coleman, who homered to left field in the bottom of the first inning, cracked a moonshot, three-run blast in the third. The ball bounced onto the tennis courts Coleman hit it so far. Catcher Kinzie Hansen then singled home two more for a 6-0 lead.
In the meantime, Jordy Bahl was dominant in the circle. She struck out the side in the third and fifth innings as part of a stretch of eight K’s in nine at-bats. Bahl then collected her 10th and 11th strikeouts in the top of the sixth. She fanned one more in the top of the seventh before exiting to a standing ovation, having compiled a line of nothing across on only one hit and one walk and 12 strikeouts. Despite allowing a couple of hits, Kiersten Deal polished off the final two outs without any harm.
The Sooners and Red Raiders conclude their series with game three Saturday afternoon. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. CT.