Claremore Daily Progress


May 20, 2013

Gasso trusts that Ricketts will find her timing again


NORMAN — Another walk to Brianna Turang then set the stage for Chamberlain, who fouled off several balls while waiting for the right pitch. It came on a full-count fastball, and Chamberlain skied it to center field, where it cleared even the TV tower for the three-run bomb.

Stranded runners haunt Razorbacks: Arkansas had its chances early against the Sooners. Twice the Razorbacks loaded the bases before coming up early, as they stranded seven runners in the first three innings.

The Razorbacks put two runners on in the first inning with no outs before Keilani Ricketts fanned the next two hitters. A walk loaded the bases but the Sooners forced a groundout to end the inning.

Arkansas loaded the bags again in the third inning after Michelle Gascoigne came in to relieve Ricketts. But Gascoigne, who was the hero after earning a bases-loaded strikeout on Saturday, again bailed out the Sooners, forcing a groundout to end the inning.

Pendley breaks out of slump: Big 12 Player of the Year Shelby Pendley was having a difficult regional weekend before Sunday. The sophomore was hitless in Friday and Saturday’s victories despite making solid contact.

She broke that slump emphatically on Sunday, blasting a solo home run over right field to lead off the fourth inning.

She came to bat later in the frame and singled in another run on her way to finishing 2 for 4 on the day with three RBIs.

Texas A&M awaits Oklahoma: The Sooners will face the Aggies in this weekend’s Super Regional. Texas A&M (42-16) run ruled Baylor in five innings in the second game of the regional championship Sunday to advance to Norman for the best-of-three series.

The Aggies haven’t played the Sooners since moving to the SEC this season, where they finished 10-13. A&M swept the season series against the Arkansas squad that OU defeated on Sunday to advance.

It is the fourth year in a row OU has advanced to the Super Regional and the sixth time in seven years. Times and dates for the series aren’t yet determined.


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    Whatley, who started four years as the catcher for the Zebras, finds his final high school baseball game taking place in his future college ballpark.
    Last November, Whatley and his long-time friend, Bryce Howe, signed NCAA Division I baseball scholarships to play for the Oral Roberts University Golden Eagles.
    Tonight, those dreams come true for Whatley and Jenks outfielder Cadon Owens, who will be joining his former Bearcats teammate on the East squad. Also, Verdigris' Ryan Skalnik will start at third base for the Large East All-State team.

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  • SOFTBALL: Adair aiming high in 2014

    Adair's Lady Warriors have never shied away from the spotlight.

    Head coach Chell Looney's team will have plenty of chances to earn respect and a shot at the program's third straight regional tournament appearance.

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  • Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official

    Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star.

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    No matter how this season unfolds, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald insisted there is no more unified team than his Wildcats.

    For that, he credits the push for them to unionize.

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    It's become a rite of training camp for Sam Bradford.

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