Week In Review
- While Oklahoma football winds down with spring activiities, other spring sports like baseball, softball, rowing, and track are in full swing.
- The baseball team traveled east and found themselves up against a tough foe in West Virginia.
- The top ranked softball squad traveled to Jayhawk country and didn’t look so unbeatable. Oklahoma rowing represented the Sooner state well in the Big 12 championships.
- Tia Brooks closed out her last Big 12 track championships with a bang.
With spring football in the books and the NFL draft completed, the Sooners will now focus on recruiting and summer workouts. The long grind of summer is on the horizon and it will be a vital time for the players to get stronger and faster in preparation for the fall. Sooner coaches will be canvassing the country in search of recruits in hopes of gaining new commitments.
The tenth ranked Oklahoma baseball team was in action this past weekend against the Mountaineers of West Virginia. In Charleson, the Sooners struggled and dropped the series 1-2. The Sooners started off strong by beating the Mountaineers 4-3 in ten innings. Gray lasted 8 innings but gave up a season high 9 hits. The Sooners would drop the next two games 9-3 and 9-6. Bedlam against OSU will be the Sooners next opportunity for redemption. The first game is Friday, May 10th in Tulsa while the games on Saturday and Sunday will be in Oklahoma City.
The top ranked Oklahoma softball team was scheduled to face off against the Kansas Jayhawks in a double header on Saturday but both games were cancelled and moved to Sunday. Oklahoma prevailed with a 4-2 win in the first game as Keilani Ricketts surpassed her previous season high of 15 strikeouts to strikeout an impressive 17 Jayhawks. The Oklahoma offense wasn’t as impressive as it had been during the season but it was enough to give Ricketts insurance and the win. However in the second game, the offense would fail to even get on the board and the Sooners would fall to Kansas in game 2 by a score of 2-0. The Sooners move to 44-4 on the season and 12-2 in the Big 12. Sooner softball next takes on the Cowgirls of OSU in a big Bedlam match that could see OU come away as Big 12 season Champs if OU wins at least two games. The first game will be Friday, May 10th in Oklahoma city. The second game will be Saturday in Norman and the final game will be in Stillwater on Sunday.
The Big 12 had its rowing championship this past weekend in Kansas City. The 20th ranked Sooners had an impressive showing and came out on top as Big 12 champs.
The Oklahoma track team was in action at the Big 12 championships this past weekend in Waco. Senior Tia Brooks won the shot put championship with a throw of 18.51 meters.