Oklahoma Sooners: Week In Review
- Rod Shoate was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame while Brian Bosworth was left out once again.
- Kendal Thompson was arrested in Norman for public intoxication
- The Sooner softball team closes out the regular season in style
- Sooner baseball slumps in Bedlam
- OU tennis advances to the sweet 16
Oklahoma Sooners Football
One former Sooner linebacker was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this past week while another former Sooner linebacker was left out. Rod Shoate, who was a three time all american from 1972-1974, was finally recognized by the college football hall of fame. However, Brian Bosworth was once again left out.
Kendal Thompson, son of the former Sooner quarterback Charles Thompson, was arrested on May 10th for public intoxication. Thompson has been involved in a three-man race alongside Blake Bell and Trevor Knight. As it seems, this is Kendal’s first misstep and shouldn’t hurt his chances too much. It will be a chance for him to learn from the situation and move on.
Oklahoma Sooners Softball
The Sooners last series of the regular season was Bedlam against the Cowgirls. The first game took place at Hall of Fame stadium in Oklahoma City. The Sooners routed the cowgirls in 5 innings by a score of 10-1. Keilani Ricketts was dominant, only allowing 3 hits. She also helped her cause by homering in the 3rd inning. On Saturday the Sooners celebrated Senior day. Michelle Gascoigne pitched 6 solid innings and helped the Sooners get the win 4-0. On Sunday the series would move to Stillwater. The Sooners brought the brooms with them and swept the Cowgirls with a score of 5-0. Lauren Chamberlain added 2 home runs to Ricketts 5th no hitter of the season. The Sooners now await seeding into the NCAA tournament and many believe they will be the number 1 seed.
Oklahoma Sooners Baseball
The Sooner baseball team didn’t have near the success the softball team saw during Bedlam over the weekend. The first game took place on Friday in Tulsa. The Sooner bats could never get hot against the starting Cowboy pitcher Jason Hursh who pitched a complete game as the Sooners lost 4-3. On Saturday the series moved to Oklahoma City and Jonathan Gray suffered just his second loss of the season. The Sooner ace only lasted 5 innings and gave up 3 runs. The Sooners bats again couldn’t help out enough and the Sooners would lose again 4-3. Sunday was a different story as the Sooners would rely on Dillon Overton who took the mound. The Sooners would go on to win 5-4 and put the Sooners back in the hunt for the regular season conference title. The baseball team next takes on Dallas Baptist on Tuesday in Norman and then travel to Kansas State for the season series finale over the weekend.
On Saturday the number 14th ranked Oklahoma Sooners men’s tennis team took on North Carolina State. The Sooners defeated the Wolfpack 4-0 and advance to the sweet sixteen of the NCAA tournament. They will face the third ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Thursday, May 16th.