College softball update
BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 2:50 AM
Looking ahead: Top-ranked Oklahoma will complete its road trip to Palm Springs, Calif., with games versus UC Santa Barbara and Nebraska on Friday and play No. 23 Florida State on Saturday.
Looking back: The Sooners defeated both No. 16 Georgia and No. 19 Arizona 5-0 on Thursday to move to 6-0 against ranked teams this year, winning those games by a combined 41-0 ... OU pitchers put together a 35-inning scoreless streak that was ended by Notre Dame on Sunday. OU rallied to tie the game at 3 in the top of the seventh and scored 4 in the ninth to beat the Irish, 7-5.
Notable: Senior left-hander Michelle Gascoigne won three games with a 0.38 ERA to be named the Big 12 pitcher of the week ... Lauren Chamberlain is hitting .556 with six homers and 17 RBIs this season ... OU is ranked No. 1 for consecutive weeks for the first time in school history.
Looking ahead: OSU will take on Stanford (Friday) and UCLA and Long Beach State (Saturday) during its trip to Palm Springs, Calif.
Looking back: OSU split games on Thursday in Palm Springs. The Cowgirls lost 3-0 to Florida before bouncing back with a 3-2 victory against BYU.
OSU won three games (North Texas, Dayton, Iowa) in five contests in Denton, Texas.
Notable: Samantha Chrisman had four hits, including two homers and a double) and seven RBIs last weekend ... Kat Espinosa lost two games, but only allowed four runs and has a 0.59 ERA this season ... Simone Freeman (4-2) picked up three victories and 26 strikeouts last weekend.
Looking ahead: The Golden Hurricane will take part in the Texas Invitational in Austin. Tulsa will face Utah State and Texas on Friday and Lamar on Saturday. Two Sunday opponents will be determined after the first two days.
Looking back: TU captured the Unconquered Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla. with a 4-1 victory over host and No. 25 Florida State. TU also defeated nationally ranked Hofstra in an earlier game against the Seminoles.
Notable: Tulsa is ranked No. 24 in this week's national poll, the highest ranking in school history ... TU is 4-1 against ranked opponents this year ... The Hurricane had Conference USA's pitcher (Aimee Creger) and hitter (Haley Henshaw) of the week ... Creger was 2-0 with a 0.93 ERA ... Henshaw, a Catoosa High School graduate, had five hits, two homers and seven RBIs in three games against Florida State and Hofstra.