BY Staff and Wire reports
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 2:57 AM
OU takes two in California: Keilani Ricketts and Michelle Gascoigne each threw shutouts as top-ranked Oklahoma won a pair of 5-0 games against No. 16 Georgia and No. 19 Arizona at the Mary Nutter Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., on Thursday.
The Sooners (11-0) have won six games against ranked teams this season.
Against Georgia, Ricketts threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts en route to her 100th career complete game. Gascoigne had 12 strikeouts in the win against Arizona.
Jessica Shults had three RBIs against Georgia and added a solo home run against Arizona. Shults now has 57 home runs to break the OU and Big 12 Conference career record. She also has 202 career RBIs, which is second-most in school and conference history.
OSU splits pair: Oklahoma State dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 5 Florida before defeating BYU 3-2 in the Mary Nutter Classic.
In game one, pitcher Kat Espinosa threw five innings, allowing no runs on three hits with seven strikeouts. In the win over BYU, Tarah Ettinger hit a home run and starter Simone Freeman threw four innings, allowing just one run on three hits, striking out five.
Track and field
Weather could delay start of Big 12 indoor meet: Due to inclement weather, the Oklahoma State men's and women's track and field teams have been delayed traveling to Ames, Iowa, and it may result in the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships being postponed until Saturday.
The teams departed from Stillwater on Wednesday evening and stopped for the night in Kansas. The area in which they stayed received heavy snow, causing a halt to travel plans. If the team cannot make it to Ames by Friday morning, the start of the championships may be moved to Saturday.
Solo to miss tourney, may need surgery: U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo will miss next month's Algarve Cup because of a wrist injury, and 18-year-old forward Lindsey Horan could make her national team debut at the prestigious women's tournament in Portugal.
Solo has been playing with damaged ligaments in her right wrist, and the U.S. Soccer Federation said she may need surgery.